at Robert-Franz -Ring, , 06108

Robert-Franz -Ring
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P: +49 345 2812010


The Moritzburg is a fortified castle in Halle (Saale), Germany. The cornerstone of what would later become the residence of the Archbishops of Magdeburg was laid in 1484; the castle was built in the style of the Early Renaissance and is one of the most imposing buildings of Halle today. Since the end of the 19th century it has housed an arts museum which is recognised as being of national importance.OriginsThe history of the Moritzburg is closely connected to that of Halle. In 968, when the Archbishopric of Magdeburg was established by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, he granted the archbishop his Giebichenstein Castle near Halle. Already in the 13th century powerful aristocrats could, by buying privileges, reduce the influence of the sovereign, the Archbishop of Magdeburg, on the town. Thus, Halle had practically reached a state of political autonomy in 1263. The same happened with Magdeburg and when the archbishops finally left Magdeburg, after a series of conflicts with the ever more powerful city council, Giebichenstein Castle became their principal residence in 1382.In the 15th century a group of the important guilds formed an opposition and demanded representation in the city council, which was until then dominated by the urban aristocrats. In 1479, the opposition conspired with the sovereign and opened the gates of the city for the Archbishop's troops. After sparse resistance, Archbishop Ernest II. of Saxony, who was only 14 years of age at the time, moved into the town. As a consequence, the town lost its earlier gained freedoms and it was determined ein festes Schloss zu erbauen, um die Stadt besser in Gehorsam, Unterwürfigkeit und Ruhe zu erhalten: to build a castle in order to gain better control over the town and keep it obedient and quiet.

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History Museum category, Halle

Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle
Franckeplatz 1 Halle (Saale) 06110 Germany

Lebendiger Bildungskosmos seit 1698.

Halle State Museum of Prehistory
Halle 06114 Germany

Beatles Museum
Alter Markt 12 Halle 06108 Germany

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Moritzburg is Halle based place and this enity listed in Cafe category. Located at Robert-Franz -Ring 06108. Contact phone number of Moritzburg: +49 345 2812010