Torgau the historic Renaissance city.
1,000 years and a rich history can be seen in the old town of Torgau.
In the history books to find names such as that of Napoléon Bonaparte,
Frederick the Wise, John the Steadfast, Johann Friedrich
and of course Martin Luther’s wife Katharina von Bora.
Holidays and sightseeing to Torgau
Information and Attractions
Hartenfels Palace , the jewel in Torgau. Built end 15th century to the 16th century. The structural main performance of the hard rock castle is the Wendelstein . A 20 meters high cantilevered spiral staircase. Renovated in 2016 it leads visitors to thetop floor Torgau s. Proud 53 meters high and 163 stairs lead to the roof Torgau s. The Hausmannsturm offers a360 ° outlook over Torgau’sold townandthe River Elbe Country, a reward for the hard climb. The Torgau castle chapel is worth visiting just because of the international importance of the first newly constructed Protestant church was personallyof consecrated Martin Luther . The chapel in the castle Hartenfels remains even with this feature alone standing . No other church has ever Martin Luther personally ordained .
Bear in Schloss Hartenfels
Since already 600 years, it is tradition bears in the castle keep digging. Should be mentioned the tradition of bear farming in Torgau . Already since the year 1425 are in Torgau Bears held . 1452 was first Barengraben applied. For almost
600 years bears “guarding” a piece of Torgau s. The maximum number was 30 , these 30 bears were kept 1624 . During this time the bear pit was already in its current form . All architectural features Hartenfels Castle enumerate beyond the time frame.
Rosengarten am Schloss Hartenfels
The rose garden into terraces landscaped garden to stay the invites . Between lavender,
Roses and tulips reflected in the supplement heyday is not only for residents of the town of Torgau
an idyllic peaceful retreat directly on Hartenfels Castle . The Renaissance garden includes
Water basin, box trees and benches the one hand, the length of stay comfortable making.
More information about Hartenfels Castle can be found on the
Nikolai Church in Torgau
A forgotten treasure in the heart of the city of Torgau. The built in 13th century basilica fell
forgotten their structural origin . A true witness that obviously past.
Who wants to see how churches without subsidies, renovation or otherwise
Conservation measures look should take your time and look at this former church.
The desecrated church is a condition Defective . Not a pretty sight f ÜR churches lovers .
Only the two towers of the former St. Nicholas Church are in Renovated 1994 was, probably around
to preserve the cityscape. History is profane but Nikolaikirche very noteworthy.
Following, however, began in Saxony secularization and thus the gradual decline of the Nikolai Church.
The former St. Nicholas Church located in the courtyard of the town hall of Torgau.
St. Mary’s Church in Torgau
The oldest church in Torgau was the built in time 1100 . Already in 1390 , the church was rebuilt by
a Romanesque basilica in a Gothic church . The Marienkirche includes in addition to numerous
paintings meant the grave of Katharina von Bora , the wife Martin Luthers.