Augustusburg Castle

Here, where stallions once breathed hitched to grand coaches, horse-powered engines now roar. Augustusburg Castle houses the biggest motorcycle museum of Europe and, thus, is one of the most popular destinations for motorcycle fans. 

Already visible from afar, the old hunting lodge rises high above the Zschopau River valley. Completed in 1572, the castle is still called the »Crown of the Ore Mountains« today. Augustusburg Castle, however, does not only impress by its historic atmosphere. There is hardly another castle in Germany offering such a variety of cultural events and educational opportunities. Beside the Motorcycle Museum, the visitor will find exhibitions of game and birds, of coaches as well as the history of hunting and the castle itself. 

From the lookout tower, visitors may enjoy a magnificent view of the Ore Mountains, while falconry shows allow a closer look on some majestic birds of prey. Art lovers will go into raptures about the altarpiece in the castle church painted by Lucas Cranach the Younger. This remarkable piece of art has never been removed from its original location since the consecration of the church. Every January, Augustusburg Castle attracts thousands of motorbikers to the annual  »Winter Meeting« – And those who have become tired after enjoying so many a sight are invited to stay: There is a youth hostel right on the castle grounds. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (16 km)

Arrival information:

Not fully accessible for disabled. 


Augustusburg Castle

Schloss 1 | D-09573 Augustusburg

+49 (0) 37291 3800

More information available at:

Opening hours

April to October

  • daily: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

November to March

  • daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dec 24: closed
  • Dec 31: until 2:00 pm
  • Jan 01: from 11:00 am

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 8,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 6,00 EUR

Special exhibition:

  • Full rate: 8.00 EUR
  • Reduced rate: 6.00 EUR
  • 2 adults and their children: 21.00 EUR

Motorcycle Museum:

  • Full rate: 6.00 EUR
  • Reduced rate: 5.00 EUR
  • 2 adults and their children: 16.00 EUR

(Motorcycle Museums Augustusburg Castle + Wildeck Castle)

  • Full rate: 7,50 EUR

Castle Museum:

  • Full rate: 6.00 EUR
  • Reduced rate: 5.00 EUR
  • 2 adults and their children: 16.00 EUR

Combined ticket:
(Motorcycle Museum and Castle Museum, Castle Dungeon)

  • Full rate: 12.00 EUR
  • Reduced rate: 10.00 EUR
  • 2 adults and their children: 30.00 EUR

Castle ticket
(Motorcycle Museum and Castle Museum, Castle Dungeon + Special exhibition)

  • Full rate: 18.00 EUR
  • Reduced rate: 14.00 EUR
  • 2 adults and their children: 48.00 EUR

Subject to modifications.