Schwarzenberg Castle (Saxony)

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Schwarzenberg Castle and St. George's Church
Courtyard
Keep and gate

Schwarzenberg Castle (German: Schloss Schwarzenberg) was based on a medieval fortification and together with St. George's Church dominates the scene of the large county town of Schwarzenberg in Saxony's district of Erzgebirgskreis.

Construction history[edit]

The castle was probably founded in the 12th century as a fort and was the original base for the settlement of Schwarzenberg and its vicinity. The former castle was given its present appearance by a conversion into a hunting lodge for the Electorate of Saxony from 1555 to 1558. In 1851/52 its keep and south wing were raised and, in 1875/76, an office building extension was added.

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East German postage stamp from their castle series
  • Georg Dehio: Handbuch der Deutschen Kunstdenkmäler Sachsen: II. Regierungsbezirke Leipzig und Chemnitz. Deutscher Kunstverlag, München 1998, S. 908.
  • Walter Fröbe: Herrschaft und Stadt Schwarzenberg bis zum 16. Jahrhundert, Schwarzenberg: Geschichtsverein, 1930/37.
  • Hans Becher: Schloss Schwarzenberg: Baugeschichte, Ereignisse, Museum Erzgebirgisches Eisen und Zinn Schwarzenberg, 1984
  • Götz Altmann: Damit es in alter Schönheit erstrahlt - Zur Rekonstruktion und Restaurierung des Schlosses Schwarzenberg. In: Erzgebirgische Heimatblätter 3/1980, S. 66-67, ISSN 0232-6078

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Coordinates: 50°32′14.93″N 12°47′14.24″E / 50.5374806°N 12.7872889°E / 50.5374806; 12.7872889