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Castle Ortenburg Bautzen/Sorbian Museum

Castle Ortenburg Bautzen/Sorbian Museum
Ortenburg Castle from the East

Ortenburg Castle with its Renaissance gables, for so long the center of power in Upper Lusatia, towers high above the river Spree and the lower town, but drawbridges and defensive walls have long since disappeared, and today the defensive structure is open, hospitable and often the scene of cultural events. Today, the main building accommodates the Superior Administration Court of Saxony. In the former Salzhaus (salt house), visitors can visit the Sorbic Museum and discover the culture of the Sorbs, a Slavic people who have acquired the status of a recognized national minority. The Sorbian museum has the characteristics of a national museum with collections of history, ethnography, literature, art, tours, exhibitions and lectures.

Museum Hours: Apr - Oct: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat and Sun 10am-6pm. Nov - Mar: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat and Sun 10am-5pm.

Admission: Adults 2.5o €, Concessions 1.50 €.

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Address: Ortenburg 3 - 5, 02625 Bautzen
Tags: Bautzen, Ortenburg, Sorbian, Slavic, Museum

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