Glauchau in spring is all greenery, as the local parks, gardens and surrounding woods renew their verdant colors. In autumn, as you might imagine, the area is alive with vibrant fall foliage.
For the best view, climb 200 steps to the top of Bismarck Tower, the town’s landmark and, at 46 meters tall, Germany’s largest stone-built tower! But there is much more to this town than its beautiful environs or old architecture.
In summer, Glauchau has open air concerts, featuring internationally renowned artists. The extensive outdoor pool facilities of the Sommerbad are open from May through September. You will appreciate its long water slide, a special pool for children, beach chairs and water toys, shade trees, flowered borders, a broad lawn for sunning, and the cozy secluded niches that afford bathers privacy.
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Visit in winter, when the Town Theater draws audiences from far beyond the region with its unique flair. Here you will enjoy world-class concerts, musicals, ballets, theater performances, shows and galas.
There are also concerts performed using the Silbermann organ inside St. George Church. And in the evenings, you might choose to relax at the local jazz club or an authentic Irish pub inside the Hotel Wettiner Hof.
A pair of castles, separated by a moat, are a unique attraction you will not want to miss during any time of the year. The 12th-century Forderglauchau Castle contains the town’s library, a small art gallery, a concert hall and the district’s music school. Meanwhile, its neighboring 15th-century Hinterglauchau Castle is home to the official Glauchau Museum and Art Collection.
Another popular all-seasons facility is the Saxon Land Hall. It has areas for meetings, seminars and parties, plus a variety of sports. You can also play handball here or go bowling, take in a concert, see a comedy act or attend a scheduled film festival.