Nossen CastleIn the footsteps of Saxon nobility

Changing fortunes create particularly charming buildings. This is especially true for Nossen Castle. The medieval knight’s castle that previously stood on this site was converted by Elector Augustus the Strong into a Renaissance hunting lodge in 1554. 

This gave the architecture of what used to be a murky fortification a certain degree of ease. Former prison cells and authentic replicas of medieval torture instruments, however, are proof of the dark side of this place. Countess Cosel, the famous mistress of Saxon ruler Augustus the Strong, is also part of Nossen Castle’s history. In 1716, the critically sick mistress had been attended to at this place for a month before she was taken to Stolpen Castle where she was to be imprisoned until her death, 49 years later.

Today, Nossen Castle tells the fascinating history of Saxon nobility in changing exhibitions that present chronicles of the blue-blooded ancestry who ruled the country between Vogtland and Lusatia for many centuries.

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Schloss Nossen
Am Schloß 3 | 01683 Nossen

Phone +49 (0) 35242 504-30


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Prices & Opening hours

Entrance fee

  • 3,00 EUR | Reduced entrance fee 1,50 EUR
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children 6,50 EUR
  • 1 adult and up to 2 children 3,50 EUR
  • Group rate (15 people and more) 2,50 EUR
  • Combi-ticket with Altzella Monastery Park possible
  • Free admission for visitors on their birthday
  • Free admission with schloesserlandPASS

Opening hours:

  • Apr to Oct | Tue to Fri from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sat +Sun and holidays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Nov, Dez and Mar | Sat +Sun and holidays 12:00 am to 5:00 pm