Wurzen Castle

Wurzen, Germany

Schloss Wurzen was built in 1491-1497 in late Gothic style with elements of the early Renaissance by the Meißen bishop Johann VI. After its completion, he often resided here in addition to his stays at Stolpen Castle. In 1631 both towers burned down and were very badly damaged. Today Wurzen Castle is an unusually well-preserved residential palace from the late 15th century and the only Gothic bishop's palace with a restaurant and hotel.

The massive building on a rectangular floor plan with the south-east and north-west corner towers and the deep, dry moat with the medieval drawbridge mark the transition from a medieval castle to a late Gothic palace.

The room structure, the Wendelstein , the arched curtain windows on the towers and on the first floor, and above all the cell vaults with net-shaped figuration inside, point to a direct connection with Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen, whose master builder Arnold von Westfalen significantly introduced the art of castle architecture in Saxony.

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Amtshof 2, Wurzen, Germany
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Founded: 1491-1497
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Cheryl J (6 months ago)
3 American couples here Sept. 14 and 15. Rooms 20, 21 and 22. Surprised at so many negative reviews. We did not experience any of that. On our first night we thoroughly enjoyed Isabel (spelling??)…….A young lady working the bar/restaurant who spoke English very well. She was a real pleasure! We ate here the first night, and the second night we walked to “Leonie’s” .. about 7 minute walk. Recommend that place, too (go early … it’s busy). Breakfast was very good. Our experience was great and we would certainly recommend the Schloss Wurzen hotel and restaurant.
Ronald Van Haasteren (10 months ago)
Good hotel, friendly people and good restaurant. Room was good, clean. Pillows very soft, to soft for me but other may like. Location for what we were doing was very good, but village is quiet.
Nathan Wright (2 years ago)
We had booked a suite with a whirlpool three months ago for the night of our wedding . My wife has a protein allergy so called a few times about her breakfast needs which they said no problem. Once our wedding day was over we drove to the castle, once there we were exited to get into the whirlpool in the castle. The guy on reception told us that all the suites are taken so gave us a room which he said had recently be renovated (no apology) . The room we got was like an unfinished IKEA showroom, no curtains no night lights by the bed only the main big bright light, no coat hangers. We were very disappointed on our wedding night, far from being a romantic night. Then came breakfast after a bad night sleep cause the room was so bright, not having any curtains, my wife had very little to no choice for breakfast, despite being told numerous times they would have food for her, such as vegan milk. I would not recommend coming as d staying here. We were soooooooo disappointed on our very special day. ??? PS I very rarely make negative reviews on Google, but I feel this is quite necessary.
Hayo Bethlehem (2 years ago)
Great hotel. Unfortunately we had a bit of a mixup and our room right above a disco party. And it was just a ikea-room, not really a nice castle room. The owner very generously lowered our bill. So would definitely come again as most rooms look really nice and it's very beautiful. Also the breakfast was quite good.
Alireza Ghasemifard (2 years ago)
A very nice hotel and restaurant with a long history. Big conference rooms, suitable for large meetings. I recommend this place for people in academia.
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