Kloster Zscheiplitz
MANOR
ZSCHEIPLITZ MANOR — EUROPE'S OLDEST ARISTOCRATIC RESIDENCE
Founded in 1025 AD and first mentioned in 1040 AD
as a residence of Count Palatine of Saxsony Kloster Zscheiplitz is the Europe's oldest continually inhabited aristocratic residence
Archeological data shows, that the first human settlement appeared here in late Neolith, some 10 thousand years ago.

In early 9th century the first wave of the Frankish colonisation has reached Unstrut – by then a Slavonic land, inhabited by peoples with cultural, ethnic and genetic identity similar to that of today's Sorbs and Czechs.

Zscheiplitz was destined to become a central point of Frankish expansion in the area East of Thuringia. Sometime in early 10th century it became a place of permanent residence of the family, which ruled the area on behalf of German Kings and Holy Roman Emperors of the Ottoman dynasty – the counts of Goseck, Counts Palatine of Saxony, a cadet branch of the Wettin dynasty.
Named Weissenburg – White Fortress – the residence remained in the hands of the Goseck family until the death of Friedrich III. According to the Reinhardsbrunn Chronicle he was murdered by the orders of his rival for power, wealth and influence – count Ludwig of Thuringia. After his brief imprisonment Ludwig has wed Friedrich's wife Adelheid, who, in atonement of her sins, donated the residence and the land around it to the order of St. Bernard.
The Nunnery of Zscheiplitz was dissolved in 1540-s, with the death of its last inhabitant. The village and the estate became the property of prince Moritz of Saxony who created Zscheiplitz Manor to be owned exclusively by the nobility of the land.
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