The history of a thousand and one objects | Moritzburg Art Museum
Discover art in everyday life at the Moritzburg Art Museum! Believe it or not, there are some amazing stories behind the items we use every day.
After a guided tour through the collection on the theme of “Handicrafts and design of the 20th century”, we will open up the historic domed hall of Moritzburg Castle for you. There, an extremely interesting study collection provides insights into the history of the development of the applied arts. The range of approximately 6,000 objects from Europe, Asia, America and Polynesia stretches from antiquity to the present.
- Guided tour of the main exhibition and the handicrafts and design study collection, finishing with a glass of still or sparkling wine from the region
- Groups of up to 10 people
- approx. 90 min
- During regular opening hours, 200 euros per group
- Outside regular opening hours, 450 euros per group
View the museum with its director | Moritzburg Art Museum
Nobody knows a museum better than its director! And that's why it's a great idea to have director Thomas Bauer-Friedrich guide you in person through Moritzburg Art Museum. He will show you the highlights of “his” museum, telling you, among other things, about the design and development of the main exhibition, which was totally revamped in 2017/18.
- Guided tour through the main exhibition with director Thomas Bauer-Friedrich; welcome glass of sparkling wine from the region
- Groups of up to 25 people
- approx. 75 min
- During regular opening hours
- Basic price for groups of up to 15 people 220 euros, each additional person +12 euros
- Outside regular opening hours
- Basic price for groups of up to 15 people 470 euros, each additional person +15 euros
High mediaeval architecture for heaven and earth | Neuenburg Castle
Architectural journey of discovery to visit the Freyburg masters
Just 1.5 km and the romantic Unstrut vineyards separate Freyburg’s two most important high mediaeval buildings: Neuenburg Castle and St. Mary's municipal church. Why not visit both architectural gems at once, either on a special guided tour or on your own?
Wartburg Castle’s sister!
Neuenburg Castle was established c. 1090 by the Thuringian Count Louis the Springer, with magnificent extensions added under the Landgraves of Thuringia. One particular highlight is the double chapel with its extraordinary ornamentation.
Chalky testimony to the late Romanesque period
In the 13th century, Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia and his wife Elizabeth, who was later canonised, had the municipal church of St. Mary built from the finest Freyburg Muschelkalk limestone. Despite later modifications, the original late Romanesque form is still clearly visible. The church’s design is closely related to that of Naumburg Cathedral.
The Freyburg masters
But who exactly were the builders who created these masterpieces? Take a close look at the church's crossing tower and the ornate central support of Neuenburg Castle’s upper chapel!