Freudenstein Castle
Treasures of the Earth from all over the World

 A real treasure is hidden at Freudenstein Castle… The Renaissance castle was built in the 16th century on the walls of a 12th-century fortress to protect the town of Freiberg and its silver mining industry. Various features such as the Romanesque round tower, the painstakingly preserved Renaissance stairs and the vaulted rooms are reminiscent of a time characterized by armed conflicts and splendid festivals. But the castle and its history aren’t the only things that attract people to Freiberg… Freudenstein Castle is home to one of the world’s most beautiful mineral exhibitions, the »Terra Mineralia«. Over 3,500 precious stones and minerals from five continents are waiting to be discovered by people of all ages.

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (36 km)

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Opening hours and admission prices

terra mineralia

Closed opens Tu. 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 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


Freudenstein Castle

terra mineralia

Schlossplatz 4 | 09599 Freiberg

+49 (0) 3731 394654

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