Lauenstein Castle

Lauenstein Castle rises high above the Mueglitz River valley, which King John of Saxony once characterized as »Saxony's most beautiful valley«. As a matter of fact, however, this castle is not only worth a visit due to its fabulous surroundings. 

In place of a former medieval castle, a spacious residential castle was erected in the 16th century - Lauenstein Castle. Many a century later, the murals in the Bird Hall, the spendidly arched stuccoed ceiling of the Coats of Arms Hall as well as the portrait sculptures in the castle chapel still are a feast for the visitors' eyes. Today, Lauenstein Castle houses the Museum of the Eastern Ore Mountains and attracts its guest by breathtaking falconry shows.  

Who knows! - Maybe even the first ideas for the building of the Dresden Church of Our Lady developed near Lauenstein Castle. Genius architect George Baehr, the famous builder of the Church of Our Lady, spent his childhood and youth in Lauenstein. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Free admission to the permanent exhibition
Free admission to the special exhibition

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (43 km)

Arrival information:


Lauenstein Castle

Osterzgebirgsmuseum Schloss Lauenstein

| 01778 Lauenstein

+49 (0) 35054 25402

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Opening hours and admission prices

Lauenstein Castle

Closed opens Sa. 10:00 - 16:30

10:00 bis 16:30
10:00 bis 16:30
10:00 bis 16:30
10:00 bis 16:30
10:00 bis 16:30
10:00 bis 16:30
Full rate:
4,00 EUR
Reduced rate:i
3,00 EUR

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