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Barockschloss Delitzsch
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The Damenschloss (women's castle) was built in the 17 century

Barockschloss Delitzsch with baroque garden
The Delitzsch Barockschloss with its baroque garden © Peter Franke

Built in the 14th century, the medieval moated castle always served as a holiday residence for Saxon rulers and as accommodation for the sovereign's administration. When the castle was rebuilt for the first time, it retained its Renaissance style, and the tower has survived to this day. Following the division of Saxony and the takeover of the Saxony-Merseburg Principality, the Barockschloss Delitzsch was declared a travel and widows' residence. Further reconstruction gave the castle its French character and still impresses today with its elegant interior. Then, starting in 1860, the residence was used as a women's prison for a few years until the city of Delitzsch bought the castle and it became a museum.

The baroque palace with its baroque garden is now home to a museum, the tourist information office, the registry office and the local music school. The 50-metre high observation tower also offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.

Barockschloss Delitzsch Museum

Learn about the life of the duchess dowagers of Saxony-Merseburg, the aristocratic, magnificently furnished living quarters and the everyday life of the servants in the Delitzsch Damenschloss. Information about the castle's history and the town is also available and there are also special exhibitions that highlight the political and cultural history.

Baroque garden – come take a stroll

Originally laid out in 1692 and 1693, the French-style pleasure garden today again has a "parterre de broderie" which, with its brick-filled ornaments, is reminiscent of embroidery. The fan-shaped avenues lined with maple trees are a welcome source of shade in summer.

Weddings in the Castle

You can say 'I do' in the beautiful Barockschloss. You can use the historical wedding room for your civil ceremony, and the baroque garden is also excellent backdrop for original wedding pictures. We are happy to cater to your wedding dreams.

Tourist Information Delitzsch

The staff at Tourist Information look forward to your enquiries and are at your disposal with the following services: Accommodation services, weddings in the castle, booking of guided tours, advance ticket sales for events, publication of local events, compilation of individual offers, sale of the schlösserlandKARTE and the LEIPZIG REGIO CARD, and of course all sorts of informative material.

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location Barockschloss Delitzsch
Schloßstraße 31
04509 Delitzsch
phone +49 (0)34202 67208
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