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Emperor Barbarossa’s knights

The today’s Altenburger Land had been Slavic since the early Middle Ages. Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa safeguarded his gained rule with small castles. Posterstein is one of them.

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.