Freudenstein Castle

A treasure of world renown is kept behind the walls of Freudenstein Castle. It captivates not only treasure hunters but keen mineral collectors in particular.

The »terra mineralia« exhibition of Bergakademie Freiberg, University of Technology, is the world's largest private mineralogical collection. It bears spectacular and enchantingly beautiful witnesses to the history of the earth of five continents. Among the 80,000 exhibits, there are 3,500 minerals of native Saxon Dr Erika Pohl-Stroeher. The special ambience of the part of the castle specifically redesigned for the exhibition increases the splendor of the exhibits. 

Functional architecture of the third millenium merges with 700-year-old building structures providing a fitting stage for the crystals and precious stones exhibited. Artifacts and scientific mining documents from six centuries await their discovery in the adjoining rooms. 

Events & exhibitions

17.10.2020 to 01.11.2020  |  Events, Families and children, Holiday fun

01.06.2020 to 01.11.2020 10:00 - 17:00  |  Exhibitions, Special Exhibitions
Special Exhibition: Artwork Alps

Events & exhibitions

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (36 km)

Arrival information:


Freudenstein Castle

terra mineralia

Schlossplatz 4 | 09599 Freiberg

+49 (0) 3731 394654

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Opening hours and admission prices

terra mineralia

Closed opens today 10:00 - 17:00

10:00 bis 17:00
10:00 bis 17:00
10:00 bis 17:00
10:00 bis 17:00
10:00 bis 17:00
10:00 bis 18:00
10:00 bis 18:00
Please note our special opening hours: research expedition
Full rate:
10,00 EUR
Reduced rate:i
5,00 EUR

Further information on opening hours and admission prices can be found here