The palaces, castles and gardens of Saxony

Augustusburg Castle

Here, where stallions once breathed hitched to grand coaches, horse-powered engines now roar. Augustusburg Castle houses the biggest motorcycle museum of Europe and, thus, is one of the most popular destinations for motorcycle fans. 

Already visible from afar, the old hunting lodge rises high above the Zschopau River valley. Completed in 1572, the castle is still called the »Crown of the Ore Mountains« today. Augustusburg Castle, however, does not only impress by its historic atmosphere. There is hardly another castle in Germany offering such a variety of cultural events and educational opportunities. Beside the Motorcycle Museum, the visitor will find exhibitions of game and birds, of coaches as well as the history of hunting and the castle itself. 

From the lookout tower, visitors may enjoy a magnificent view of the Ore Mountains, while falconry shows allow a closer look on some majestic birds of prey. Art lovers will go into raptures about the altarpiece in the castle church painted by Lucas Cranach the Younger. This remarkable piece of art has never been removed from its original location since the consecration of the church. Every January, Augustusburg Castle attracts thousands of motorbikers to the annual  »Winter Meeting« – And those who have become tired after enjoying so many a sight are invited to stay: There is a youth hostel right on the castle grounds. 

Events & exhibitions

Sat 1st Jan 2011 - Sun 31st Dec 2017 00:00 am - 09:07 am  |  Exhibitions

Sat 14th Jan 2017 00:00 am  |  Highlights, Festivals and markets
46th Augustusburg Winter Biker Meeting

Sat 19th Aug 2017 - Sun 20th Aug 2017 00:00 am  |  Highlights, Festivals and markets
»Tour of Palaces and Castles«

Tue 3rd Oct 2017 00:00 am  |  Highlights, Festivals and markets
27th Vintage Vehicle Convention

Events & exhibitions

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

Free admission to the permanent exhibition
Reduced rates apply to enter special exhibition

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (16 km)

Arrival information:

Not fully accessible for disabled. 


Augustusburg Castle

Schloss 1 | D-09573 Augustusburg

Cooperation partner of the Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten gemeinnützige GmbH

+49 (0) 37291 3800

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Opening hours

April to October

  • daily: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

November to March

  • daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dec 24: closed

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 12,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 10,00 EUR

Special exhibition:

  • Full rate: EUR 8.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 6.00 

Two museums

  • Full rate: EUR 12.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 10.00 
  • 2 adults and their children: EUR 30.00 

Subject to modifications.