Lauenstein Castle

Lauenstein Castle presides majestically over the Mueglitztal, which was once crowned the »most beautiful valley« in the region by King John of Saxony. A spacious residential castle was built here in the 16th century on the site of a medieval fortress. Visitors can still marvel at the elaborate murals in the Bird Room, the vaulted stucco ceiling in the Hall of Emblems and the portrait sculptures in the castle chapel. The impressive architecture must have left its mark on the most famous resident of Lauenstein Castle, George Baehr, the architectural genius who built the Dresden Frauenkirche. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ore Mountain Mining Region, it now houses the Eastern Ore Mountain Museum with exhibitions on the architectural history of the castle and fortress, the life and career of George Baehr, as well as the region’s mining industry and minerals.

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (43 km)

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Contact

Lauenstein Castle

Osterzgebirgsmuseum Schloss Lauenstein

Stadtteil Lauenstein | 01778 Altenberg

+49 (0) 35054 25402
info@schloss-lauenstein.de

More information available at:
www.schloss-lauenstein.de

Opening hours and admission prices

Closed opens on

Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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