Kriebstein CastleA dream of a knight’s castle
Raftsmen used to cross themselves when they reached the steep rock of Kriebstein Castle, from here on the Zschopau River was reasonably tame and the countryside safe, at least in times of peace. The steepest road in Saxony now leads up the granulite rock, on top of which this late Gothic jewel was built.
The unique residential tower, 147 feet tall and with six dormer windows, was home to the first owner Dietrich von Beerwalde over 600 years ago. It contains the richly decorated Kriebstein Room from about 1423.
Just as unique are the illusionist murals in the 15th-century treasure vault, the 1410 chapel with scenes depicting the Virgin Mary and of course the Alexius Altar. In 1986 a treasure was discovered in the chimney of the living room and the jewels are now displayed in the treasure vault.
A varied program of events and cultural highlights such as a medieval festival, a »fairytale castle« event, rock concerts, stylish knights' banquets and spine-chillingly mysterious tours of the ancient walls are held here on the steep rock of Kriebstein Castle.