Wildeck Castle, built on the fortifications of 12th century fortifications watched over the Zschopau River passage by night and day and made the town a safe harbor for merchants from all directions.
Today only “Fat Henry”, an over 30-meter-high residential watchtower with meter-thick walls, is a reminder of the once defiant fortification. In the middle of the 16th century Wildeck was converted by order of Duke Moritz of Saxony into a far less martial hunting castle.
Today, the Renaissance castle houses several museums especially devoted to the industrial history of the region.
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