Schloss Hartenfels

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Castle Hartenfels was constructed in Torgau, Germany, during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as a residence for the prince-electorates of Saxony. Situated on the Elbe River, the royal castle is the most visible building in Torgau, an early Renaissance jewel. In the 1500s, the town of Torgau was the political center of the Reformation, and the castle a historic participant in Europe’s religious schism. It was here that the first Protestant church in Europe was built. Martin Luther personally consecrated the castle church in 1544.


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