Ortenburg Castle

Bautzen, Germany

Ortenburg castle in Bautzen stands on the site of 7th century fort enlarged by Henry I in the 10th century. In the 15th century the castles was rebuilt in the late-Gothic style by Matthias Corvin, King of Hungary, following two devastating fires. The tower on the north wing still bears a relief representing the king. In 1698, at the height of the Baroque period, three Renaissance gables were added to the castle.

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Burgplatz 5, Bautzen, Germany
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Norman Rohr (2 years ago)
While never intended as a actual castle, this palace served as the long-term administrative center of the town.
Norman Rohr (2 years ago)
While never intended as a actual castle, this palace served as the long-term administrative center of the town.
Ines Illgen (2 years ago)
This is my hometown where I lived from 1947 to 1956. I remember riding my scooter up to the “Burg” and exploring all the hidden little nooks and crannies among the ruins. No tourists visited during those post war years. It was an idyllic venue for imaginative kids. I would love to go back one last time, but the body is uncooperative.
Ines Illgen (2 years ago)
This is my hometown where I lived from 1947 to 1956. I remember riding my scooter up to the “Burg” and exploring all the hidden little nooks and crannies among the ruins. No tourists visited during those post war years. It was an idyllic venue for imaginative kids. I would love to go back one last time, but the body is uncooperative.
Adam Pajęcki (2 years ago)
I really love this place. I recomend to go from A4 to see this cute small City.
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