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).
Schloßstraße 10 | 01833 Stolpen
Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit
+49 (0) 35973 234-10
April to October
- daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
November to March
- Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Dec 24/25 and Dec 31: closed
- Winter opening times due to weather conditions.
Last admission half an hour before closing.
Subject to modifications.
The culturally and historically significant monument of Stolpen Castle has always been of importance to the country’s history.
Anna Constantia Countess von Cosel
Who was this vivacious, beautiful and wise woman? What is behind the myth Countess Cosel? How could this tragic fate happen?