Freudenstein Castle

A treasure of world renown is kept behind the walls of Freudenstein Castle. It captivates not only treasure hunters but keen mineral collectors in particular.

The »terra mineralia« exhibition of Bergakademie Freiberg, University of Technology, is the world's largest private mineralogical collection. It bears spectacular and enchantingly beautiful witnesses to the history of the earth of five continents. Among the 80,000 exhibits, there are 3,500 minerals of native Saxon Dr Erika Pohl-Stroeher. The special ambience of the part of the castle specifically redesigned for the exhibition increases the splendor of the exhibits. 

Functional architecture of the third millenium merges with 700-year-old building structures providing a fitting stage for the crystals and precious stones exhibited. Artifacts and scientific mining documents from six centuries await their discovery in the adjoining rooms. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (36 km)

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Contact

Freudenstein Castle

terra mineralia

Schlossplatz 4 | 09599 Freiberg

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

+49 (0) 3731 394654
fuehrungen@terra-mineralia.de

More information available at:
www.terra-mineralia.de

Opening hours

»terra mineralia« (exhibition)

  • Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


»Forschungsreise« (research expedition

  • Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 10,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 5,00 EUR

»terra mineralia«

  • Full rate: EUR 10.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 5.00 
  • Family rate: EUR 22.00 
  • Free admission: children aged 6 and younger

Subject to modifications.