In 2017, the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a further section of the Renaissance wing will be opened: the east and north wing of the first floor will, for the first time, become home to the world’s largest collection of ceremonial weapons and costumes from the Reformation and early Baroque periods.
These embodied the claim to power of the electors of Saxony and the doctrinal principles of the Reformation, and they are among the oldest objects in the Rüstkammer.Ornate weapons, horse trappings, textiles and portraits of princes will illustrate the development of the House of Wettin from the acquisition of the Saxon electoral privilege by Friedrich the Pugnacious in 1423 up to the winning of the electorship for the Albertine line of the House of Wettin by Duke Moritz of Saxony in 1547, and through the reign of his brother August.
Further information: www.skd.museum
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