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A fairytale castle in the Harz

The main attraction for our visitors is the ensemble with the Residenzschloss, the landmark of the city of Ballenstedt. The Baroque three-wing complex of the castle Ballenstedt descent to a large extent from the first half of the 18th century, including parts of the former monastery complex from the 11th and 12th centuries. In 1748, the present church wing was built on the foundations of the monastery church, whose former west bar (castle tower) and the crypt were included in the new building. The tomb of Margrave Albrecht the Bear (c. 1100 - 1170), probably the most important ascan of the Middle Ages and his wife Sophie, can be found in the former monastery church. With the world-famous founder figure "Uta von Ballenstedt", which was immortalized by the Naumburg master in stone and can be seen at Schloss Ballenstedt, one can look back on a remarkable historical past. Other attractions in the castle include the Roman Room, the Early Ascanians, the Castle Tower, and the Film Museum Schloss Ballenstedt, which was built around 1788 and offers a fascinating insight into the cinema and film history of the past 100 years.