In the pictures of today's blog post you can see one of the few locks I really hang on. One that belongs to my heart from now on. A sleeping pearl in Saxony. One, it seems, for decades forgotten gem. The "forgotten" Hubertusburg Castle in the beautiful Wermsdorf.
When I saw it for the first time, I had to hold back my tears. Anyone who knows me knows that I love castles. Yes, I am almost fanatical about her. With my young twenty-one years I have certainly visited well over thirty and enjoyed. I love Schwerin, Ludwigslust, the castles of my homeland - also have a big weakness for the castles of Baden-Württemberg. But now I have finally found a castle in Saxony, my new home, where I feel very bound. When it appeared on the horizon as we entered the grounds through the fields and lakes, my breath caught in the face of its size. It is baroque, big, magnificent. Hubertusburg towers over the old Linden, towering high on a very small hill. And when I stood in this huge court of honor and looked at the magnificent four-wing complex, I had fallen in love.
It is the largest hunting lodge in Europe. The Saxon court used to reside here in summer. But the people seemed to forget. Like many castles, Hubertusburg has a turbulent history. Recently, a closed psychiatry was housed here. That's why the castle seemed to have fallen into eternal slumber. The Wermsdorfer were not allowed to advertise, they fought for every exhibition, they are so cordial people who personally greet you and show you around. But now the outdoor area has been restored, a branch office of the Saxon State Archives has moved in and is a hospital. But the main building and some side wings are empty to this day. Empty rooms, with old windows, with remnants of the past. But the walls are thick, overflowing with everything. How I wish that the rooms be filled with people again, filled with tasks. I would be for a museum, maybe a branch of the art collections in Dresden or a hunting museum. The Catholic Church is housed in the left wing of the main building, the frescoes by the same artist, who also painted the Frauenkirche in Dresden. If I am "big" and graduate, I would like to come to Wermsdorf. Be there every day. Revive the house. Hach. Visit the castle, it's so beautiful. Wermsdorf is located exactly between Dresden and Leipzig, the highway is not far away. Let yourself be enchanted.