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.
Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD
| Free admission to the permanent exhibition |
| Reduced rates apply to enter special exhibition |
Arrival & map
Next City: Chemnitz (36 km)
Opening hours and admission prices
Closed opens on
- Free entry
Further information on opening hours and admission prices can be found here