Ezekiel Eckhardt

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Klippenstein Castle
Peace Church Kötzschenbroda
Hoflößnitz Castle

Ezekiel Eckhardt , also Ezekiel Eckardt or Ezechiel Eckhart (born February 24, 1595 (baptized) in Freiberg , † after 1673 ), was a Saxon builder and master stonemason.

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The builder came from a Saxon stonemason and master builder family. His father was Hieronymus Eckhardt the Younger, († 1624). In 1623 Ezekiel Eckhardt moved to Dresden and acquired citizenship here. In 1628 Eckhardt redesigned Klippenstein Castle in Radeberg .

From 1637, the year it was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War , he rebuilt the Friedenskirche in Kötzschenbroda , of which Elector Johann Georg I was one of the parishioners when he was in Loessnitz.

1648/1650 of the master builder Eckhardt built for the Saxon Elector Johann Georg I in the Lößnitz -Weingut next to the existing press house the mountain and Lusthaus Hoflößnitz in the style of Mannerism, upstairs with a banquet hall, the ceiling of the Dutch painter Albert Eckhout with 80 paintings of exotic birds was decorated.

In 1653 he worked at the Grillenburg hunting lodge near Tharandt .

In the second half of the 17th century, Eckhardt designed the audience hall in the Ortenburg in Bautzen with a rich, once colored stucco ceiling (1662) showing scenes from the history of Upper Lusatia.


  • Hans Beschorner : Manors of the Loessnitz. In: Messages from the Saxon Homeland Security Association. No. 13, Dresden 1924, pp. 171-188.
  • Kai Wenzel : Traveling architects and builders in the late Middle Ages and early modern times. Konrad Pflüger, Ezechiel Eckhardt and Johann Christoph von Naumann . In: Winfried Müller (Ed.): People on the move. Via regia and its actors. Volume of essays on the 3rd Saxon State Exhibition in Dresden: Sandstein, 2011, pp. 106–113.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kai Wenzel: Eckhardt, Ezekiel . In: Institute for Saxon History and Folklore (Ed.): Saxon Biography .
  2. ↑ See sponsor: Eckhardt family
  3. ^ Radeberger Land: Castle and Office Radeberg ( Memento from June 6, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Friedenskirchgemeinde Radebeul: History
  5. ^ Georg Dehio: Handbook of German Art Monuments, Vol . 1, Central Germany . 1914.
  6. Heyko Dehn: Day tours. Tour 12: West of Bautzen , historisches-sachsen.net