Museum of pre- and early history

Porphyrland Geopark Geoportal
Two Bronze Age burial mound sites at Frauwalde bear testimony to early settlement in the area. Dresden State Office for Archaeology dates these to around 1,400 to 900 years BC. In the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Pre- and Early History (the Porphyrland Geopark’s geoportal), visitors can see objects from the Neolithic Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Sorbian settlement period and the German resettlement period. In fact, the archaeological finds provide evidence for the area’s settlement history as far back as the Paleolithic Age. In around 1844, Saxon geologists developed their theory of Pleistocene inland glaciation based on the glacial polish discovered on Kleinen Berg.

Guided tours of the Bronze Age burial mound and the Höllenfurt rune stone

Opening hours

Guided tours by arrangement 


Address: Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Street/house no. Erlenweg 7
Post code/city: 04808 Lossatal OT Frauwalde

Contact person

Gerd Zimmermann

Contact information

Telephone: +49 (0)34262 61366