Places of Interest

Whether your interest is in architecture, art or reminders of the past – the City of Bautzen is rich in buildings and cultural or historical institutions that are well worth seeing. Numerous museums provide information on the history of the city, its culture, and its inhabitants. Many of the mediaeval defence towers, for which Bautzen is famed, as well as the churches of Bautzen are open for visitors to admire and explore.

As a friend of the fine arts you will find much to stimulate your interest in the diverse galleries of the city. The German-Sorbisches Peoples Theater and the Sorbisches National-Ensemble will present German and Sorbian culture to you.

Also, the recent history of Bautzen, which includes a tragic trail of abuses of human rights, can be traced in, amongst other places, the Bautzen Prison Memorial.