Three music stands (Notenständer) with a height of four metres reflect that Querfurt Castle (Burg Querfurt) houses a music school. Artist Ingo Güttler created these pieces of contemporary art. They play music and form a sound installation. The music stands are removable. So they disappear while the castle is used for festivals or as a set for movies.
Querfurt Castle in Saxony-Anhalt is a known location for historical movies. Thus, a costume designer has established a studio at the castle. At the Burgatelier Querfurt, Ms Anja Becker-Geipel produces not only the garb for the castle guides but also historical costumes for the movies.
The chapel of Querfurt Castle was built in the second half of the 12th century. It is located in the middle of the castle. Inside the chapel is decorated in a Baroque style. The tower behind the chapel is named Marterturm (Tower of Torture).
Querfurt Castle was first mentioned in the 9th century. It is one of the largest medieval castles in Germany. In the last decades, Querfurt Castle became famous as a set for medieval movies. E.g. movies like ‘The Physician’ or ‘Pope Joan’.