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Schloss Proschwitz is one of the many charming castles in the countryside around Meissen and Dresden. Only about 5 km away from Meissen this gem is often overlooked. I must admit, though, that it is not always open for visitors. Guided tours are available upon reservation, resp. during several events (see website).
A castle was first mentioned 1380 at this place - no remains of this one, though. 1702 a new building in Baroque style was erected, 1914 it was reconstructed (and enlarged) in Neo-Baroque style for the family of the Princes zur Lippe, one of Germany's leading and most famous noble families. After WWII the property was confiscated by the communists. Prince zur Lippe moved from West Germany to Dresden after the wall came down and started wine growing in the area (winery in Kleinzadel, see website). In the late 1990s he was finally able to buy the castle. Restoration works are still going on; most of the job is already done.
I was fortunate to join a guided tour of the castle during the weekend of the open wineries end of August 2004. Very beautiful interior! And wonderful gardens! Please have a look at the Travelogue also; I posted some pictures there.
directions: on the right bank of the Elbe river, north of Meissen.