Schönfeld Palace

Schönfeld, Germany

The Schönfeld castle in the Saxon village of Schönfeld was first mentioned in the 13th century and expanded over the centuries. The aristocratic Schönfeld family sat here until the early 15th century. The buildings date from the years 1560 to 1580. In 1882, Baron von Burgk acquired the Schönfeld Palace and had it rebuilt by 1884. Today Schönfeld Palace is one of the most important neo-renaissance castles in Saxony.

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Founded: 1560-1580
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Ion Batterie (4 months ago)
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren und Kinder und noch alle anderen, Hiermit möchte ich meinen Bautzner Senf dazu geben. Und ich würde behaupten das dieses Wunderschöne Gebilde rund um Solide ist. Man kann hier auch heiraten und der Park ist immer gut besucht von Raucher Kiddis der Oberschule Schönfeld. Nur mit einem Tief gelegten Sportwaagen würde ich nicht den Zugang zum Schloss benutzen da dieser nicht so Solide wie das Schloss ist. An sich eine 11/10
Rainer Bresch (4 months ago)
A super nice location for all kinds of events. We went to the Dresden salon ladies' concert, it was great. The entrance to the parking lot could be better signposted. The members of the association are super friendly. Worth seeing !!
D J (5 months ago)
A dreamy place. Unfortunately we couldn't get in. But recommended for a detour.
Gunter Spies (8 months ago)
Even if it was closed. Great. The beautiful park with its ponds and bridges is a feast for the eyes. The only flaw, many benches do not invite you to sit.
Werner (10 months ago)
Einfach sehenswert ??? Nettes Personal ???komme gerne wieder Danke
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