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Salonnières from Löbichau between Metternich and Talleyrand

The salon of the duchess of Courland in Löbichau near Posterstein was one of the most popular salons around 1800. The hostess knew Europe’s most important politicians in person.

Razed to the ground

More than 60 manors existed once in Altenburg county. Many of them were torn down after the land reform in East Germany in 1945. Others, still existing manor houses are vacant today and dilapidated. We are documenting their history and their destiny.

Earth shakes in Posterstein

The keep was shaking, rocks where roling down the hill – that’s what eye witnesses reported, who experienced the earth quake on March 6th 1871 in Posterstein. However, the castle survived. Deep cracks in the bridge and the keep where restaurated in1997 and 2013.