Welcome to Kriebstein Castle – A dream of a knight’s castle
The late-Gothic Kriebstein Castles rises on a steep rock over the Zschopau River. This castle on a rock spur ranks among the most popular destinations in Saxony.
Medieval Kriebstein Castle is situated in Middle Saxony, right at the center of the triangle between the cities of Dresden-Chemnitz-Leipzig and is a popular destination.
Saxony’s most beautiful knight’s castle, a closed, fully preserved and completely reconstructed building complex from late-Gothic times, rises o a steep rock towering over the Zschopau River. Discover its 600 years of history when visiting it and feel as if you were back in the Middle Ages.
The core of Kriebstein Castle is made up by the museum with its extensive permanent exhibition and changing special exhibitions. Moreover, numerous guided tours, children projects and events are available. Today’s highlights to the visitor include a tour of the monumental residential tower, from its lowest cellar up to the medieval and historically preserved floors under the roof, of the Castle Chapel with precious murals from around 1410, of the Kriebstein Room, of the furnished interior used by the Arnim family and of the castle well.
Several festive halls are available at the castle for wedding ceremonies, family functions and business events as well as celebrations of any kind.
The cozy castle inn »Zum Hungerturm« caters for lunches, afternoon coffee or tea or a small snack in between. A visit of Kriebstein Castle is ideal for school classes, group trips or family outings.
Kriebsteiner Straße 7 | 09648 Kriebstein
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+49 (0) 34327 952-0
February to March
- Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
April to October
- Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sat, Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
· Sat/Sun/public holidays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
December to January
- closed, except for special events
Mon: closed (except on public holidays)
Last admission half an hour before closing.
Outside opening hours, visits are possible on request.
Subject to modifications.
The History of Kriebstein Castle
First mentioned as a residential and ruling seat of the von Beerwalde family, the castle has been irradiating its Gothic character ever since.
The Castle Chapel
The murals in the Castle Chapel at Kriebstein count among the best preserved late medieval programmatic murals in the German lands