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The Bennoschlösschen , also Bennohaus or Steinernes Haus , is the oldest preserved manor house in Oberlößnitz , a district of Radebeul , and "one of the most remarkable country estates of Radebeul". The Renaissance building is within the slightly sloping vines of the vineyard sub mountain in the wine location Golden cart Radebeuler between the Bennostraße (Bennostraße 35) and the Weinbergstraße , in the conservation area Past vineyard landscape Radebeul .

View from Bennostraße, right above the stone snail on the Hermannsberg


Bennoschlösschen, view from the Spitzhaus . The northern two-story extension is clearly visible, in front of it the western barn extension. Above, cut in the Steinbach house

The two-storey, massive mansion "of beautiful proportions" in the Renaissance style has an almost square floor plan with a gable roof with two-zone volute gables and round windows. At the eaves sides one is located in each center Zwerchhaus also with a scrolled pediment and round windows. The gables are oriented towards the four cardinal points. The roof is a rafter roof with valley and tap beams , for which only carpenter connections with wooden nails were used.

There are a few tiny looking square windows with folding shutters in the walls. The south-west corner of the building is supported by a “huge buttress” with a pent roof.

On the north side there is a two-storey extension with a flat roof, which disturbs the overall picture.

The property consists of a large, high walled vineyard, which is protected as an annex to the preservation order .


Herbert König : The Bennoschlößchen (wood engraving 1871). View of the press room extension before the addition by the Ziller brothers
Bennoschlösschen, photo by Richard Peter , probably 1950

In 1574, the chamberlain of the Saxon Elector August , Hans Harrer , acquired the Hermsdorf manor . At the same time he became landlord of Wahnsdorf . Harrer is considered to be the builder of the building called the Stone House . The building is shown on a map by Matthias Oeder from the First Electoral Saxon Land Survey around 1580/1600. The stone house stands on the Unterberg . Immediately above it was the Rote Presse , a wine press that was shared by several vineyard owners.

With his suicide in 1580 because of the involvement in the pepper trade of his elector and the resulting enormous losses (see Konrad Rott ), the property became a common old tenant inheritance , as it was written in a deed of lease from 1620. In 1620, Hans Harrer on Ringenhain , who was enfeoffed with it, bought four vineyard parts with the vineyard house for 3,000 guilders from the brothers Jacob and Ernst Kohlreuter, and in early 1621 he sold the two vineyards, Morgenland and Kössenberg, which were next to each other uphill . His brother Ernst Harrer inherited the remaining property in 1621 and sold it "with the well-built stone mountain house, including all of the tables, benches, beds and other movables, the household items and half of the red press lying halfway there" to the chief rent chamber master and " the rafts Directori “Christoff Felgenhauer.

In the 19th century the mansion was named Bennohaus or Bennoschlösschen in memory of Bishop Benno von Meißen . However, there is no evidence that the property was ever owned by the Meissen bishops. Only the local writer Karl Julius Hofmann wrote in 1851 in his work The Meissen Netherlands ... of the four narrow gables in the "shape of a bishop's cap". In 1867, around this time in the possession of the aristocratic family Metzsch (noble family) Metzsch-Reichenbach (before 1868 - after 1889), a stable building was added to the house in the west, in 1896 the Ziller brothers added heights to the old press room extension on the north side.

After the phylloxera disaster , a nursery was built on the cleared land, while today the land is again torn up and leased to the Hoflößnitz winery .

Around 1910, the Association for the Preservation of Old Cultural Monuments successfully campaigned for a gable to be restored.

Starting in 1992, the Bennoschlösschen , a listed building , has been extensively restored by its owner in terms of monument preservation. The house is rented.


Monument preservation


  • Frank Andert (Red.): Radebeul City Lexicon . Historical manual for the Loessnitz . Published by the Radebeul City Archives. 2nd, slightly changed edition. City archive, Radebeul 2006, ISBN 3-938460-05-9 .
  • Gert Morzinek: Historical forays with Gert Morzinek. The collected works from 5 years "StadtSpiegel" . premium publishing house, Großenhain 2007.

Economic policy (on Harrer's pepper trade)

  • Jürgen Schneider (Ed.), Society for Social and Economic History: Public and private management in changing economic systems. Lectures at the 18th working conference of the Society for Social and Economic History from April 7th to 9th, 1999 in Innsbruck . Franz Steiner Publishing House. 2001. ISBN 978-3-515-07868-9 .

Literary explanations

  • Otto Friedrich Wehrhan : Dresden. A poem in twenty four songs. (With appended historical and topographical explanations, which also serve as a cicerone for the city and the surrounding area.) Blochmann, Dresden 1845.
  • Karl Julius Hofmann: The Meissen Netherlands in its natural beauties and peculiarities or Saxon Italy in the Meissen and Dresden areas with their localities. A folk book for nature and patriot friends presented topographically, historically and poetically . Louis Mosche, Meißen 1853. ( digitized in the google book search)

Web links

Commons : Bennoschlösschen  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Large district town of Radebeul (ed.): Directory of the cultural monuments of the town of Radebeul . Radebeul May 24, 2012, p. 9 (Last list of monuments published by the city of Radebeul. The Lower Monument Protection Authority, which has been based in the Meißen district since 2012, has not yet published a list of monuments for Radebeul.).
  2. a b Volker Helas (arrangement): City of Radebeul . Ed .: State Office for Monument Preservation Saxony, Large District Town Radebeul (=  Monument Topography Federal Republic of Germany . Monuments in Saxony ). SAX-Verlag, Beucha 2007, ISBN 978-3-86729-004-3 , p. 77/78 and enclosed map .
  3. a b Barbara Bechter, Wiebke Fastenrath u. a. (Ed.): Handbook of German Art Monuments , Saxony I, Dresden District . Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-422-03043-3 , p. 733 (structure described in its own paragraph).
  4. Cornelius Gurlitt: The art monuments of Dresden's surroundings, Part 2: Amtshauptmannschaft Dresden-Neustadt . In: Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony , Volume 26, CC Meinhold, Dresden 1904. P. 148.
  5. ^ Matthias Donath, Jörg Blobelt (photos): Sächsisches Weinland . Historic wineries and vineyard houses in the Elbe Valley. 1st edition. Redaktions- und Verlagsgesellschaft Elbland, Dresden 2010, p. 189-190 .
  6. Liselotte Closer (Erarb.): Radebeul - City guide through past and present . 1st supplemented edition. Edition Reintzsch, Radebeul 2008, ISBN 978-3-930846-05-4 , pp. 73 f .
  7. Oberloessnitz; Radebeul, nw. Dresden; Castles, manors, vineyards and villages; Bennoschloß and Rittergut on, Institute for Genealogy and Heraldry.

Coordinates: 51 ° 6 ′ 35.4 "  N , 13 ° 40 ′ 21.8"  E