Ekberg is a "decorative" castle; it never served defensive purposes. The garden and castle with its viewing tower are evidence of late Dresden romance. Today the castle is used as a hotel.
Exlberg Castle (Schloss Eckberg), photo by Michael
The Loshvitsky heights of Elba are decorated with an ensemble of three castles: Albrechtsberg, Lingner and Ekberg.
The history of the castle of Ekberg
Eklberg Castle (Schloss Eckberg) is a powerful and mysterious building that was built for almost three years, from 1859 to 1861. The customer was the merchant Johann Daniel Suchet from Frankfurt am Main, the architect was Dresden master Christian Friedrich Arnold. A great role in creating the style of the castle was played by Suchet's love for England, therefore, all elements of the Tudor neo-Gothic were used in the construction. Thus, in the second half of the XIX century, the magical world of Britain arose on the banks of the Elbe.
Park, photo by Pierre T. Schramm
This fairy tale is complemented by an impressive landscape gardening area framing the castle. There is a "bewitched" pond, alleys and terraces that are located to absolute romance, an observation tower, the height of which is 25 meters. All this will make you feel like heroes of fairy tales.
Bronze sculpture of a young man, photo by Alex P
The bronze sculpture of a young man meets the sun from the open veranda of the Castle - this is the work of Sasha Schneider, a modernist and creator of illustrations for the first editions of Karl May.
Over the years, Ekberg Castle has enjoyed a great polarity, it was inhabited by various celebrities.
Hotel in Ekberg Castle
Now here is a hotel with a restaurant, where the whole fabulous atmosphere of the castle and the park adjacent to it are freely available.