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Augustusburg Hunting Lodge
The hunting lodge of Augustusburg (German: Jagdschloss Augustusburg) was built from 1568 to 1572 above the town of the same name on a hill called the Schellenberg (516 m above sea level) on the northern edge of the Ore Mountains of Germany. The castle, which is visible from afar, is a local landmark. It lies about 12 kilometres east of the city of Chemnitz and about 21 kilometres southwest of Freiberg in the Free State of Saxony.
In building a new castle, Prince Elector Augustus wanted not just to create a prestigious palace for his hunting trips, but also to underline his leading position in Central Germany. The immediate occasion for its construction was his victory in the Grumbach Brawl (Grumbachsche Händel). By enforcing the imperial ban on his Ernestine rivals - John Frederick the Middle and outlawed knight, Wilhelm von Grumbach, who sought refuge with John Frederick - the Albertine elector, Augustus, was able secure his supremacy over the Ernestines. He was also given the Ämter of Weida, Ziegenrück and Arnshaugk, which belonged to what later became the district of Neustädter Kreis. Thanks to the thriving economy of the Electorate of Saxony under Moritz and Augustus, the necessary finance for the construction of the castle was available.
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Augustusburg is located in the Erzgebirge about 15 km east of Chemnitz (Chemnitz vacation rentals | Chemnitz travel guide), 5 km southeast of Flöha, 20 km southwest of Freiberg, and 9 km north of Zschopau (Zschopau vacation rentals | Zschopau travel guide).
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Evangelische Stadtkirche St. Petri
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More about the History of Augustusburg (Erzgebirge)
The city was first mentioned in 1206. Schloss Augustusburg has been rebuilt a few times over the centuries. Since 1999, Erdmannsdorf, Grünberg, Hennersdorf and Kunnersdorf have all been combined with Augustusburg.
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Augustusburg is a town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 12 km east of Chemnitz. Augustusburg is known for the Jagdschloss (hunting castle) Augustusburg.
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