“Postcard from Meißen” 💌
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Another stop of my Saxon trip - Meissen. I was always just passing through so I decided to make up for it and spend a few hours here. Of course, the main reason for the visit was the castle Albrechtsburg. It is visible from a distance. And the history of the castle hill goes back to the X century when three castles stood. It was here that the margraves, bishops and burgrabues had their headquarters.
Everything has been built over the centuries ... and this is how this architectural complex was created.
I will write a little more about the history of the castle with the next photo and now admire the castle hill in all its glory 😊 ———————————————————————————
“Approaching the city of Meissen in Saxony the first thing that comes into view is the Burgberg rising over the Elbe. Translating to castle hill, Burgberg is where the city’s founder Henry the Fowler put up his fortress against the Slavs to the east in the 10th century.
Now the hill is claimed by a glorious Gothic cathedral and Albrechtsburg, a 15th-century palace. Albrechtsburg, laid out for the ruling House of Wettin, was the first noble property in Germany designed for luxury and style rather than defence.
The name “Meissen” is also eponymous for hard-paste porcelain of the highest quality, manufactured here before anywhere else in Europe and going strong after more than 300 years of production.”