• 1 Bust of Friedrich the Wise at Hartenfels Castle in Torgau SIESING
1 Bust of Friedrich the Wise at Hartenfels Castle in Torgau SIESING2 Dresdner Stallhof (Stable Courtyard) DITTRICH3 Portrait of Heinrich the Pius by Lucas Cranach the Elder SKD KLUT4 Rochlitz Castle LOHSE5 Moritzmonument OTTO SCHROEDER

Sponsors of the new Faith

When, in 1089, Henry of Eilenburg of the House of Wettin became Margrave of Meissen, nobody could guess that his family would rule over Saxony for 829 years. A unique testimony to this success story is the Procession of Princes, located at the rear of the Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle. Except for the last king, all the margraves, electors and kings from the House of Wettin are shown realistically on the largest porcelain image in the world. Included are also those whose names are inseparably connected with the Reformation. Without their protection and support, Martin Luther could not have succeeded and would have faced certain death.

Sights

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Cultural and Event Location, Museum, Castle / Park

Albrechtsburg Castle Meissen

01662 Meißen

The Albrechtsburg Meissen, the first castle of Germany and cradle of Saxony is an architectural masterpiece and a true picture book of Saxon history.

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Cathedral of St Mary – Protestant-Lutheran Cathedral Parish Freiberg

09599 Freiberg

Late Gothic hall church, among other things the Silbermann organ, Tulpenkanzel (tulip pulpit), electoral tomb, Goldene Pforte (Golden Gate).

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Castle / Fortress, Museum

Festung Xperience Dresden

01067 Dresden

Duke Moritz takes his visitors into the dark vaults and on an adventurous journey through 450 years of Dresden's eventful history.

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Procession of Princes Dresden

01067 Dresden

On the world’s largest porcelain picture, the rulers from the House of Wettin are depicted in a realistic way.

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Church / Monastery, Cultural and Event Location, Stage

Dresden Kreuzkirche

01067 Dresden

The Dresden Kreuzkirche is the main evangelic church and with the Kreuzchor (choir) the centre of Dresden in terms of sacred music.

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Museum

Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Collection of Puppet Theatres

01097 Dresden

The atmospheric Jägerhof holds masterly and naive folk art from Saxony as well as one of the worlds largest puppet theatre collections.

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Schloss Augustusburg Castle

09573 Augustusburg

Impressive Renaissance castle with Europe's most important motorcycle collection.

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Freudenstein Castle

09599 Freiberg

What houses the most beautiful collection of minerals in the world today, was the birthplace of the first two Protestant electors of today’s Saxony.

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Schloss Hartenfels Castle

04860 Torgau

Erected between 1482 and 1623, Hartenfels Castle is one of the most important castles of early Renaissance and former residence of Saxon Electors.

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Museum, Castle / Park

Rochlitz Castle

09306 Rochlitz

The daughter-in-law of Duke George the Bearded allowed the Reformation in her territories and was the only female member of the Schmalkaldic League

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Museum

Priests’ house of Georg Spalatin

04860 Torgau

The Spalatin House hosts an exhibition exploring the role of music during the Reformation.

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Museum

Eilenburg Municipal Museum

04838 Eilenburg

The body of the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus was laid to rest at the Red Deer Inn in Eilenburg after the Battle of Lützen.

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