"Courthouse" Bautzen Off The Beaten Path Tip by german_eagle
Bautzen Off The Beaten Path: 17 reviews and 74 photos
The courthouse together with the former prison, now Memorial site (see General Tip), form an impressive complex. The courthouse has a much nicer appearance, of course, is - so to speak - the front of the whole complex, with a beautiful square with flower beds and trees right in front of the main facade/entrance (Lessingstr. 7).
The courthouse was built 1902-06. It is very ornate, details of the decoration are in Art Nouveau style. Don't hesitate to go in and see the stunning interior - it's a public building. Most impressive are the huge staircase with a reticulated vault and only in the 1990s re-discovered fresco painting (pics 2 and 3).
The jury courtroom is always open if there's no hearing/trial. It has beautiful, dark wooden panels and ceiling with marquetry, above the doors woodcarved reliefs. Unfortunately not accessible nowadays is the former apartment of the court president. These rooms are now the prosecutor's offices.
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