Order of St Henry


The Order of St Henry has been closely associated with Saxony and Saxon history since its foundation. Since its foundation by Prince Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, King Augustus III of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania on 7 October 1736, the Order has undergone various transformations that have seen it grow from a military order to an institution that promotes sustainability and values. The seat of the order is Bamberg - associated with the burial place of its namesake, Emperor Henry II, in Bamberg Cathedral. But the order also spans a bridge between the federal states of Bavaria and Saxony with the state capital Dresden.

Our journeys


In collaboration with the Catholic Church and the Pontifical Institute Santa Maria dell'Anima, the Order organised a historical and cultural trip to the eternal city. The programme included a visit to the Wednesday audience with the Holy Father in St. Peter's Square and a visit to both the Vatican Museums and the gardens.
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We visited Vienna at the invitation of the Sachsendragoner from Zwölfaxing. The programme included a visit to the Albertina and the Museum of Military History, where a special surprise awaited us...
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Grimma - Colditz Castle

The Order has commissioned a portrait of Duke Albrecht the Brave. The painting was executed by the young artist Martin Schädlich and was ceremoniously handed over to the Minister of Justice of the Free State of Bavaria, Martin Gemkow, and the Director of the Local Court, Katja Kohlschmid, and placed at its final destination in the court building.
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