Siebeneichen Castle

Meißen, Germany

The Siebeneichen Castle is located on the southern slope of the Elbe opposite the Spaar Mountains upstream of Meißner's old town in the Siebeneichen district. 

The estate was first mentioned in 1220. A noble family named themselves after seven oaks in the 12th century. Between around 1553 and 1555, the electoral councilor and court marshal Ernst von Miltitz built a three-storey renaissance palace with two corner towers and two dormitories, which has largely been preserved. In 1591 his son Nickel von Miltitz had a walled renaissance garden with water features laid out.

In 1748, under Heinrich Gottlob von Miltitz, a three-wing building was added on the west side, which has a nine-axis façade and a high mansard roof . At the beginning of the 19th century, Sarah Anna Constable , Dietrich von Miltitz's wife , had a 35 hectare landscape park laid out based on English models, which is one of the oldest in Saxony today.

Later landlords were Alfred von Miltitz from 1880 and his son Ludwig Carl from 1912. In 1945 the castle was expropriated and the estate was divided among new farmers . The castle was initially used as a natural history museum from 1946. From 1958 to 1991 the college for club leaders 'Martin Andersen Nexö' was housed in the castle, then the folk high school for adult education in rural areas. From 1997 it has been the seat of the Saxon Academy for Teacher Training, which is now part of the State Office for School and Education.



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Founded: 1553-1555
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Vincent Vega (18 months ago)
Beautiful old palace complex! Worth seeing.
Janine Burandt (19 months ago)
It was very nice. Everything great
Ehrenfried Frenzel (20 months ago)
The hiking trail downhill from the upper castle park is closed!
Mark Dennis (3 years ago)
Very nice village and very little tourists. A real gem.
Gerd Massow (4 years ago)
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