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Cutlery Factory & Greek mythology

the history of the hotel ALEKTO

greek mythology

The name of the hotel and boarding house ALEKTO comes from Greak mythology (legends).
There are three furies (= Furies simultaneously Earth Goddes):

  • ALEKTO - the Incessant (beneficent earth goddess)
  • TISIPHONE - the Avenging
  • MEGAIRA - the Envious  

Also Atlas, the Greek god who had to bear the world, coms from Greek mythology.

Built as a cutlery factory

In 1906, the building was build as a cutlery factory. In 1993, the reconstruction of  factory began to a hotel, which has been declared a National Monument due the Art Nouveau architecture.


Since opening in August 1995, the hotel became a popular location for both business, individuals and families.

Host at the Hotel ALEKTO

As host we are constantly trying to provide you a pleasant stay in Freiberg. But how hard it is to achieve this goal, you yourself known from personal experience.

You spoil, so you think about these pleasant hours on our house for a long time, we see this as our number one priority.

City Festival on 5 July 1925

Excerpt from the article of "Freiberger Anzeiger" on 9 July 1925:


"At the mounted on the globe front "ALEKTO Silver" equal slung a band around half the equator, were alone over 1.000 gilded demitasse spoon used. The company brochures on cars require about 3.000 different spoon. Total for the decoration of the float on 10.000 different every conceivable lery used in about 1.000 different models.


The four armored knights on horseback accompanied by their four mercenaries led card embodied the trademark of the company "ALEKTO". The globe, carried by gient Atlas.

 - this still represents logo from hotel ALEKTO.

The floats had to be dismantled immediately after the city festival again, as there were no suitable garaging. So there are only these photos as proof that there really was him.

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