An old castle town with a turbulent history.
For many centuries now, the Osterburg has been the landmark of Weida, and today it is one of the most notable attractions in the Vogtland. What began in the 12th century as a simple fortification for Bailiff Heinrich I., soon developed into a majestic royal seat and the administrative centre of the Vogtland.
The keep is considered one of the best-preserved structures of its kind in all of Germany and has wall that are almost 6m thick.
In the interior of the extensively renovated Romanesque brick building, a modern 360° projection emphasizes the main points and talks about the castle’s history, as does the museum with its diverse exhibitions.