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
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+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 subject to weather conditions.
Last admission half an hour before closing.
Subject to changes.
Subject to modifications.
about the history of Stolpen Castle
Castle Stolpen became truly famous for its most-well-known resident – Countess Cosel. But Stolpen Castle has more to offer: a wooden fortification system is said to have existed in as early as around 1100.
Anna Constantia Countess von Cosel
Who was this vivacious, beautiful and smart woman? What is behind the myth of Countess Cosel? How could this tragic fate happen?