Castles Public Art

Huge music stands at Querfurt Castle

One of three huge music stands at Querfurt Castle in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Three music stands (Notenständer) with a height of four metres remind of the fact that Querfurt castle (Burg Querfurt) houses a school of music. Artist Ingo Güttler created these music stands which play music and form a sound-installation. The stands can be removed during those times the castle is used for festivals or as a set for movies.


Exhibition about fairytale movies in Querfurt

Shoe from the movie 'Three wishes for Cinderella'

Querfurt castle has been a location for fairytale movies many times. At the time of my visit, an exhibition displayed props of movies taken on the grounds of the castle.


Studio for historical costumes at Querfurt Castle

Historical costume studio at Querfurt Castle

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.


Chapel of Querfurt Castle in Saxony-Anhalt

Romanesque chapel at Querfurt Castle

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 in Saxony-Anhalt

Tower of torture at Querfurt Castle in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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’.