Local margraves lived at the Renaissance New Castle atop the Florentinerberg hill from the XV to XVII centuries. Since the mid-XIX century, it became the summer residence of the grand dukes for 60 years. After the war, the already dilapidated castle temporarily housed the history museum.
The owners, who were unable to afford the maintenance of the castle, sold part of its invaluable content at Sotheby’s and then sold the castle itself. Now it is planned to build a luxury hotel there, but part of the former castle will be open to public for viewing. You can enter it through a 130-meter terrace that serves as a viewing platform.