Based on some sources, Trebsen has been a strategically important place since the year 991 – the Slavic count Bucelin even chose it as his seat of residence.
Based on some sources, Trebsen has been a strategically important place since the year 991 – the Slavic count Bucelin even chose it as his seat of residence. Ceramic discs sound during excavations provide evidence of the settlement of the castle as early as the 9th and 10th centuries. A document by the Bishop of Naumburg from 1161 first mentions a free knight named "Heinrich de Trebecin".
As a consequence, Trebsen grew into one of the largest feudal estates in Saxony. With over 1,000 acres of land and interest income from two cities and more than 10 villages, it's wealth was displayed through the construction of a new palace complex. Georg von Saalhausen purchased the Trebsen estate around 1494, and started building the palace. High-quality cellar arches in the ground floor rooms still show evidence of this construction phase. Under Hans von Minkwitz, the palace was completed as a four-winged complex after being sold again in the year 1521. As the estate was sold multiple times, changes in ownership and produced further structural alterations.
In the 18th an English-style landscape park was created. It is largely still in existence today.