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Freyburg. Jahn-, Wine- and Champagne-Town Freyburg. Freyburg is a nice little town on the River Unstrut. It is about 20 kilometres away from Weißenfels. Freyburg has about 5,000 inhabitants. Around Freyburg there are many hills and you can find lovely landscape along the Unstrut-Valley.

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Freyburg

Freyburg


Jahn wine and champagne town freyburg

Jahn-, Wine- and Champagne-Town Freyburg

  • Freyburg is a nice little town on the River Unstrut. It is about 20 kilometres away from Weißenfels.

  • Freyburg has about 5,000 inhabitants. Around Freyburg there are many hills and you can find lovely landscape along the Unstrut-Valley.


Neuenburg castle

Neuenburg-Castle

  • The “Neuenburg-Castle” is one of the most famous sights. It was built in the end of the 11th century by the Thuringian landgrave “Ludwig der Springer”. The “Neuenburg-Castle” was an important and temporary the biggest castle of the Thuringian landgraves. Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa belonged to their guests and the minne-singer Heinrich von Veldeke spent some time here.

  • Today the castle is a museum with changing exhibitions, children can dress up in clothes of the Middle Ages and a music festival takes place every summer.


St marien

church “St Marien”

St Marien

  • Another sight is the church “St Marien” near the nice market-place with the town hall. Landgrave Ludwig IV and his wife - landgravine Elisabeth of Thuringia – ordered the building of the church. The western towers and the cross-nave of the church were built in the second half of the 13th century and the Gothic chancel was built about 1400.

market-place with

the town hall

church “St Marien”


Wine growing

vineyards around Freyburg

Wine-growing

  • Freyburgis famous for wine-growing and belongs to the wine-growing district “Saale-Unstrut”. So you can see lots of vineyards around Freyburg. There is a big wine-press house called “Winzervereinigung”in Freyburg, where several wine-growers deliver their grapes. Some wine-growers produce their own wine for themselves.


Wine growers festival

Wine-growers` festival

  • Every year in September the wine-growers` festival takes place in town. In a wine-village on the market-place you can taste the delicious kinds of wine of the Saale-Unstrut-area, there are concerts of several bands and singers all around the town and also a fair.

  • During the wine-growers` festival the wine-queen of the wine-growing district “Saale-Unstrut” is crowned. She represents the wine of the district all about Germany, Europe and the World.


Rotk ppchen sektkellerei

historical main building

Rotkäppchen-Sektkellerei

  • Animportant factory in Freyburg is the “Rotkäppchen-Sektkellerei” which was founded in 1856. In this factory delicious champagne is produced. The champagne is very popular with customers and the factory is very successful.

a big model of the typical “Rotkäppchen”-champagne bottle


Father of gymnastics

Father of Gymnastics

  • A famous man who lived in Freyburg from 1825 to his death in 1852 is Friedrich Ludwig Jahn – the “Father of Gymnastics”. Today the house where he lived is a museum. Two gyms with Jahn-memorials are connected with him. Every year in August the traditionell gymnastic festival takes place in honour to Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. Gymnasts from all over Germany and Austria meet to this festival in Freyburg.


Freyburg

  • Text by Kerstin Fischer

  • Layout by Martin Schäfer


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