The castle is located in the middle of a nature reserve in the valley of the Zwickau Mulde River. Surrounded by idyllic hiking and biking trails, Rochsburg Castle has become a real tourist attraction in recent years. The impressive complex dates back to a castle built in the late 12th century. Between 1470 and 1480, the medieval building was converted into a castle by Arnold von Westfalen, the master builder from the House of Wettin. After several devastating fires in the 16th century, the Schoenburg family took control of Rochsburg Castle and restored it to its former splendor. The castle remained firmly in the hands of the family until 1945. Immerse yourself in the everyday life of the nobility at the castle. The “People Making Clothes” exhibition presents over fifty hand-embroidered costumes, offering a fascinating journey through the history of fashion over the past 1,000 years. And the late Gothic cellar is no longer used to store sausage and turnips; instead, you’ll find lots of interesting facts about natural building materials. You can discover the most remote corners of the castle on a wide variety of themed tours. If you’d like to get married, you’re warmly invited to tie the knot in the romantic setting of the small banquet hall. And if you love sweet delights, the castle’s chocolate factory can give you just what you’re looking for.
Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD
| Free admission to the permanent exhibition |
| Free admission to the special exhibition |
Arrival & map
Next City: Chemnitz (32 km)