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Schloss Hartenfels

Schlossstr. 27, 04860 Torgau, Saxony, Germany
+49 3421 701423
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Imposing Renaissance, Lutheran Castle

Hartenfels Castle is the spiritual center of the Lutheran Reformation. Its chapel was the first... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Bruce W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Interesting spiral staircase

We got there late in the day so we couldn't go inside but we could walk about the courtyard and we... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Sharon M
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Abingdon, Maryland
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Schlossstr. 27, 04860 Torgau, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Hartenfels Castle is the spiritual center of the Lutheran Reformation. Its chapel was the first church built as a Protestant church and was consecrated by Martin Luther in 1544. The castle's free-standing spiral staircase is an architectural wonder. The #1 attraction in Torgau which dominates...More

Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We got there late in the day so we couldn't go inside but we could walk about the courtyard and we could climb up that amazing staircase. It is quite unusual. The view from the top is amazing. The sun was starting to set when...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was a really beautiful castle but there were no English tours or brochures. I was with my friend who is German and her children so she explained some things to me. They have a tour for children in German. There are also bears you...More

Thank Rachael P
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The castle towers above you as you enter the town. You cross a deep moat complete with bears to enter through a gate under a magnificent coat of arms whilst spires and volutes shoot into the sky around you. After a hot day's cycling we...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Arrived in the evening with our cruise ship and walked up into Schloss Hartenfels. It's worth a climb up the spiral staircase to view the area, and the staircase itself is quite striking. Torgau itself seemed VERY quiet and non-touristy, but quite lovely, sort of...More

1  Thank JoycelynK
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Walked from our ship into the town and visited several interesting buildings. Although we were quite late in the day we still managed to walk into the courtyard which was really impressive.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Entry to the castle itself is free but you pay to get into some of the exhibitions. The free entry means it's worth popping in even if you only have a few minutes to spare, just to admire the large central courtyard with its impressive...More

Thank bilboburgler
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

I visited the castle of Torgau and walk only in the inner yard. Nevertheless its a beautiful castle with an nice tower to walk up to get an incredible view over the city of Torgau including the river Elbe.

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

This castle has been recently renovated and restored to the condition worthy of its history. It is a very large structure and presents a great photo from the nearby bridge over the Elbe River. In front of and below the entry gate is a large...More

1  Thank Mikeview
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