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Georgenburg is the oldest part of the fortress. It towers up above the entrance area on the northwestern edge of the plateau.

The (very few) oldest parts date from 13th century. From the early 16th century on it was again and again reconstructed. in 1589 it was connected with the gate house by constructing another building. It got its final appearance in the 17th century.

Its history is interesting: it was used as prison; 1705 - 07 Böttger did his chemical studies (he invented the European ("Meissen") porcelain later in Dresden) here. They have a small exhibit in those rooms on the ground floor which you should see (pic 3).

Isn't this loggia on pics 1+2 beautiful? Typical Renaissance. Reminds me of Italy.

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2014
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    It seems I recognized the place shown at fourth and fifth photos. Probably Polish movie ?The Countess of Kozel? was filmed here.

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