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Osterstein Castle keep

Historical Site · Vogtland · 214 m · open
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  • Blick auf das ehemalige Schloss Osterstein
    / Blick auf das ehemalige Schloss Osterstein
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Marcus Dassler
  • / Wolfsbrücke von 1857
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
  • / Beamtenhaus - Schloss Osterstein
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
  • / Spielplatz am Schloss Osterstein
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
  • / Panoramablick vom Osterstein Gera
    Photo: Archiv TVV, J. Schindler
  • / Blick auf den Bergfried Osterstein in Gera
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Bergfried Osterstein
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Manja Reinhardt
The best-known relic from the Reeves of Gera period is the keep at Osterstein Castle on Hainberg Hill above the district of Untermhaus in Gera; the keep can be seen from far away. 
It forms the remains of the medieval castle complex and was part of the residential castle used by the Reuss Younger Line princes at a later date; it was destroyed during the Second World War. Only a few service buildings and the castle keep have been preserved today. Thanks to its park-like surroundings and the terrace café, the complex is a popular destination for outings for local Gera people. It is definitely worthwhile walking down the hill to St Mary’s Church. If you cross the bridge over the river Elster, and passing along an avenue, you arrive at the orangery– which now houses the art collections of the city of Gera – and finally reach the magnificent theatre.

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50.880801, 12.063664
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50°52'50.9"N 12°03'49.2"E
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Osterstein Castle keep

Schloßberg 14
07548 Gera
Phone 0365 838-1111 Fax 0365 838-1115

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