Wildeck Castle

Located directly at the »Salt Road«, Wildeck Castle was built on the foundations of fortifications originating from the 12th century.

The »Bohemian Route« an ancient trade route linking Leipzig and Prague, was mainly used for transporting salt. For the traders, Wildeck Castle was a safe station on their way. Today, only »Fat Henry«, a more than 30-meter high residential watchtower with meter-thick walls, bears witness to the once defiant fortification. It was Duke Maurice, who had the castle converted into a hunting lodge in the middle of the 16th century. As a matter of fact, the Higher Forestry and Gamekeeping Authorities were accomodated in the castle until the early 20th century.

Today, the Renaissance castle, that can be seen from afar, houses several museums. They recount the industrial history of the region, light up the eyes of motorcycle fans and fascinate coin and mineral collectors. Children will love the giant slide at the former bear pit. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

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

Arrival & map

Next City:  Chemnitz  (20 km)

Arrival information:


Wildeck Castle

Schloss Wildeck 1 | 09405 Zschopau

+49 (0) 3725 287170

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Opening hours and admission prices

Castle and exhibition

Closed opens today 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 17:00
10:00 bis 17:00
10:00 bis 17:00
Please note our special opening hours: Wildeck castle garden
Full rate:
5,00 EUR
Reduced rate:i
3,00 EUR

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