The Greizer Stone Cellars

The Greiz Stone Cellars, which were built by private individuals and small business owners in the 17th to 18th centuries, are located in the lower portion of the Palace hill. Petitions were made to the Prince, who allowed the excavations into the hill through lease contracts.

The cellars, of various sizes, were separated, each for individual lessees.  One can still see individual chisel cuts, a testimony to the arduous efforts of the construction crew.  A total of nineteen cellars were constructed in the foreground of the Palace Hill, totaling 900 m2 and a usable space of approximately 2000 m2.  The cellars were used to store foodstuffs, beer and chemicals.