Kössern - Village of the Master Builders
Baroque architecture as far as the eye can see
A shining example of a Baroque new town rises above the River Mulde just outside Leipzig.
Kössern is situated in the centre of Germany's most palace-rich area. Important master builders have worked their magic:
- Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann – creator of the Dresden Zwinger
- Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff – one of the founders of German classicism.
Large hunting parties of the Saxon nobility brought glamour and splendour to this fertile region. Exceptional monuments were created, such as
- the hunting lodge, a jewel of Baroque architecture,
- and the stunning neo-Renaissance manor.
Magnificent buildings emerged in perfect harmony, including 45 matching craftsmen's houses as well as gardens. Augustus the Strong put on colourful festivals here, and the place still has a lively atmosphere. Prepare yourself: Visiting Kössern means you are sure of a warm welcome.
If you prefer a little more activity, we recommend a bike tour on the Mulde cycle path, a boat trip on the Mulde or a dip in the swimming lake. Hikers can explore the Geopark Porphyrland on the "Weg der Steine" (rocky path).