Mediaeval art treasures and the Renaissance

Kamenz lies along the centuries-old trade route known as the "Via Regia", which was also once – as it is again today – an important pilgrim path. The church architecture of the city still fascinates to this day – particularly as part of the "Via Sacra" trail that continues into Poland and the Czech Republic. One particular treasure is the ensemble of eight late-Gothic, elaborately carved altars dating back to the 15th/16th century. Many of these can be admired in the Sacral Museum set in the former Franciscan Monastery Church of St. Annen. You can find out many facts about the Franciscans Order, the mediaeval religious world, the veneration of saints, the testimonials of the Reformation as well as the Protestant Sorbs. With its magnificent interior decoration and architecture, the Hauptkirche St. Marien (St. Mary's Parish Church) is by no means inferior, and – as both the tallest building and symbol of the city – is visible from a great distance. The spiritual journey continues to the St. Amrienstern Monastery located just outside Kamenz. As a special occasion, you can take advantage of the traditional Easter Ride ceremony performed by the Catholic Sorbs living in the region. This is a unique experience.


Contact: Schulplatz 5, 01917 Kamenz, Phone: 03578/379-205, Fax: -291, E-Mail:
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 10 am - 6 pm, Sa/Su 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (01.11.-31.03. Sa/Su 11 am - 4 pm)