Altfriedstein, 1903 (from the collection of Matthias Donath)
Altfriedstein, 1903 (from the collection of Matthias Donath)

The Alfriedstein vineyard in Radebeul, part of Niederlössnitz, goes back to the state vintner Friedrich Roos, who acquired extensive vineyard property in Niederlössnitz from 1734. From 1742 to 1745 he had a baroque manor house built in the vineyard. The Roos family sold the estate in April 1763 to the Saxon prime minister Count Heinrich von Brühl, who was looking for an intact property after the plundering and destruction of his properties in the Seven Years' War.

Probably with the intention of spending his twilight years here, he christened the property "Mon repos" - "my resting place". The more recent name Friedstein is modelled on the French term in literal sense. In the 19th century, the name "Altfriedstein" became established to distinguish it from "Neufriedstein", which was situated further up the slope. Brühl's heirs sold the estate to the jeweller Carl August Böhmer in 1770. Numerous changes of ownership followed. Around 1900, the Dresden architectural firm Schilling & Graebner laid out a villa colony on the vineyard. The west wing of the manor house and parts of the middle wing were demolished to make way for a road in 1903. As a result, the balanced symmetry of the Baroque building was lost. The manor house housed a municipal nursing home until 1987.

Today: private residence. The interior cannot be visited.

This project was funded by:


Landkreis Bautzen


Schloss Seifersdorf


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