Mylau is now a district in the town of Reichenbach, situated right by the Goeltzsch Viaduct. This spectacular 19th-century structure attracts flocks of visitors to the region as the largest brick bridge in the world. And the region is home to yet another incredible building: Mylau Castle. This is the largest medieval fortification in the Saxon Vogtland and the only one for miles that has been almost completely preserved. Its round, 27-meter-high keep has been preserved since its construction in ca. 1200. Mylau’s coat of arms features a crowned ruler. This can be traced back to Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, who acquired the castle and ruled the land. He visited the region in 1367 and granted town privileges to the settlement at the foot of the castle. The castle then changed hands, and the city acquired the decaying structure in 1892. It was renovated and partially redesigned in the spirit of historicism, featuring a council chamber, castle tavern and natural history museum. The museum now houses the oldest and largest natural history collection in the Vogtland. Visit fascinating historical rooms and discover lots of information about the history of the castle, the town of Mylau, and the Goeltzsch and Elster Viaducts.
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| Free admission to the permanent exhibition |
Arrival & map
Next City: Reichenbach im Vogtland (3 km)