Rammenau

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Rammenau
Rammenau   is located in Germany
Rammenau
Rammenau
Coordinates: 51°9′N 14°8′E / 51.150°N 14.133°E / 51.150; 14.133Coordinates: 51°9′N 14°8′E / 51.150°N 14.133°E / 51.150; 14.133
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Municipal assoc. Bischofswerda
Government
 • Mayor Hiltrud Snelinski
Area
 • Total 10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,400
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01877
Dialling codes 03594
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.rammenau.de

Rammenau (Sorbian: Ramnow) is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany. It is known as the birthplace of the well-known German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte.

Rammenau Castle was built between 1721 and 1735 by architect Johann Christoph Knöffel for Ernst Ferdinand von Knoch, chamberlain of king Augustus II the Strong. As Knoch went bankrupt with the immense costs of this project, Franz Josef von Hoffmann purchased it in a foreclosure auction in 1744. In 1879 it was sold to the von Posern family, with the last owner, Margarete von Helldorff née von Posern, being expropriated by the communists in 1945. Today it is owned by the State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony and open to the public, housing a museum with period furniture.

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  • Rammenau in the Digital Historic Index of Places in Saxony (Digitalen Historischen Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen)