Scharfenstein Castle

Experience, wonder, play, try and discover! Offers for the whole family attract visitors to Scharfenstein Castle in the Ore Mountains.

Since ore deposits and, thus, mining declined in the 16th century, people were looking for other sources of income. This is how the production of wooden toys and Christmas decorations developed from mere hobby to living. The Martin Collection, a unique treasure of traditional folk art objects and toys, is exhibited at Scharfenstein Castle. 

Among Saxon castles, almost 800-year-old Scharfenstein Castle is considered a true »family and adventure castle«. Fairy-tale weekends, raffia- and lace-making offers as well as a scavenger hunt together with Karl Stuelpner, the »Robin Hood of the Ore Mountains«, invite visitors to join in. Exhibitions on folk art traditions, the castle history and the soldier Karl Stuelpner complete the family-friendly offer. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (23 km)

Arrival information:


Scharfenstein Castle

Schlossberg 1 | D-09430 Drebach, OT Scharfenstein

+49 (0) 37291 3800

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Opening hours

April to October

  • Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

November to March 

  • Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dec 24: closed
  • Dec 31: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Jan 1: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 8,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 6,00 EUR
  • 2 adults and their children: EUR 21.00
  • Ascending the castle keep: EUR 1.00

Subject to modifications.