Wildenfels Castle

Bandy-beaked birds, exotic plants and oil lamps crowd richly embroidered panels of silk. You will feel enchanted by the magic of Arabian Nights, but still stand on Saxon soil in the »Blue Salon« of Wildenfels Castle. The wall decoration, which is unique throughout Europe, is presumed to consist of parts of a pompous tent for representation, originating from the Persian-Turkish cultural area, which had come to Wildenfels as spoils of war in 1737. After their elaborate restoration, the silk tapestries are deemed the main attraction of the castle. It goes back to a castle built more than 800 years ago and which has been converted and rebuilt to its present appearance by the Counts zu Solms. 

Today, the castle presents  itself in the style of the late 18th century. The castle hall with the stove of Meissen porcelain tiles is the perfect backdrop for concerts and lectures. The former ancestors' hall provides a perfect ambience for wedding ceremonies. The permanent exhibition »Court of Muses – Wildenfels Castle« is dedicated to the history of the castle and its surrounding town as well as to the Counts zu Solms-Wildenfels. Further rooms in the north wing of the castle display pieces of contemporary fine arts and tell of both the trade of making ginger-bread and natural-historical knowledge about the Wildenfels Intermountain Area.

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

Free admission to the permanent exhibition
Free admission to the special exhibition
Free admission to the park

Arrival & map

Next City:  Zwickau  (15 km)

Contact

Wildenfels Castle

Freundeskreis Schloss Wildenfels e.V.

Schlossstraße 2 | 08134 Wildenfels

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

+49 37603 58569
schloss-wildenfels@gmx.de

More information available at:
www.schloss-wildenfels.de

Opening hours

  • Tue, Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

March 31 to October 31

  • Sun: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • last Saturday of the month: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • on request

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 3,00 EUR
  • Full rate: EUR 3.00 
  • Free admission:children aged 14 or younger
  • Guided tours and audio guide surcharge: EUR 2.00

Subject to modifications.