(d. ca. 1480, Meissen)

Interior view

begun 1470
Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen

Albrechtsburg Castle is an original piece of 15th-century secular architecture in Germany. It deserves the name of palace rather than castle.

Rooms, such as the elector's room, reveal the cell vaults in their full glory. The only traditional element here is the bench running along the wall. In all other respects the room has an almost futuristic feel to it.

The picture shows the elector's room.