The castle ruin Brandenburg near Lauchröden (Thuringia) has been a meeting place for many years for the whole of Germany. And we also find some of our neighbours’ comrades-in-arms. From a touristic and regional point of view, the activities of the Brandenburg Association and its members are well established and have become an integral part of the annual calendar. First and foremost, the Brandenburg Castle Festival, numerous small and large concert and theatre performances, the redesign and operation of a castle museum, to name but a few. The association has simply created a special kind of meeting place. Not only in order to preserve the castle ruins, to protect nature conservation and to provide visitors with interesting insights into the history of the castle, the association has rendered outstanding services since its re-establishment in 1990, but also to carry the region and its monuments far beyond the borders of the federal state.