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  • 1 Fortifications Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - Bautzen

    These well-preserved ramparts encircling the town of Bautzen are medieval in origin. Interspersed with gates and numerous towers, they offer a pleasant overall view of the town. Note, to the north, the ruins of St Nicolas church and the cemetery of t..

  • 2 Dom St.-Peter Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Fleischmarkt D - 02625 Bautzen

    St Peter's Cathedral is the only place of worship in the region to be used by both catholics and Protestants. Construction of this building with three hall-type naves began in the 13C. In the middle of the 15C, the southern section of the church was ..

  • 3 Water Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Wendischer Kirchhof 2 D - 02625 Bautzen

    This old water tower was built in 1558 and continued to supply the town with water up to 1965. This monument to technology, with its seven storeys and an impressive pumping system, makes an extermely interetsing visit.

  • 4 Market Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hauptmarkt D - 02625 Bautzen

    The Market Square is surrounded by burghers' houses and a Baroque town hall built in 1730. Its asymmetrical tower at the front is crowned by a wonderful helm roof. The Reichstrasse leads from the square to the Reichturm, a leaning tower (a 1m44 angle..

  • 5 Ortenburg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ortenburg D - 02625 Bautzen

    Where Ortenburg castle stands today, there once stood fortifications completed around AD 600 and enlarged by Heinrich I in 958 as a frontier fort. Two devastating fires destroyed the fortress, which was to be rebuilt in Late Gothic style by Matthias ..

  • 6 Sorbian Museum

    Museums and art

    Ortenburg 3 D - 02625 Bautzen

    In the former salt storehouse, the Sorbian Museum illustrates the history, culture and lifestyle of the Sorbian people from the 6C to the present day. Magnificent traditional costumes worn by this western Slav community are exhibitied on the ground f..

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