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The Main Guardroom in Greiz

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    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
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    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
The “old guardroom”, as the main guardroom is known locally, was built in 1819 when the Reuss Older Line Princes ruled the area.
Like the Lower Castle opposite, it stands out because of its Classicist simplicity. The protruding gable is supported by four Doric pillars. The coat of arms is held by two lions of the Plauen Reeves. The two cranes (German Kranich) make it clear that Kranichfeld was once part of the Reuss territory. The Reuss-Greiz army kept watch here until 1866 and after this time a squad of the Gera infantry regiment until the First World War. 

The main guardroom in Greiz lost its purpose after the abdication of the princes in the November Revolution in 1918. Its function has been changed on several occasions during the ensuring period. The tourist information office was based in the “old guardroom” until 1993, for example. The registry office in Greiz now uses the main guardroom as a wedding room.

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50.656183, 12.199519
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50°39'22.3"N 12°11'58.3"E
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The Main Guardroom in Greiz

Burgplatz 2
07973 Greiz
Phone 03661 - 689815 Fax 03661 - 703291

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