Stolpen Castle
Simply Inescapeable

Located between Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland and the Dresden city of culture, the extensive 800-year-old medieval castle complex rises above the land.

Its history is inseparably linked to the tragic fate of Countess Cosel, the most well-known mistress of Saxon Elector Augustus the Strong. The Countess spent 49 years there in captivity and was eventually buried there.

Further special features are witnesses to the Saxon art of mining – the »Stolpen basalt« which the castle rests on and the Earth’s deepest natural basalt well (84.39 m).


Stolpen Castle

Schloßstraße 10 | 01833 Stolpen

Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit

+49 (0) 35973 234-10

Opening hours

25. March 2018 to 31. October 2018

  • daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

01. November 2017 to 24. March 2018

  • Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mo. day off
  • Dec 24/25 and Dec 31: closed
  • Winter opening times subject to weather conditions.

Last admission half an hour before closing.

Subject to changes.

Subject to modifications.