Wurzen Castle
Reside like a prince, feast like a knight

With its two mighty towers, late-Gothic cellular vaults and a drawbridge over a deep moat, Wurzen Castle stands proudly over one of the oldest towns in Saxony. The residential palace was built at the behest of Bishop Johann VI von Saalhausen in the 15th century. Over the years, Wurzen Castle has not only served as a residence for bishops, but also electors, the district court and the police.

Following extensive restoration work, the castle gates are now open to restaurant and hotel guests. It’s the perfect place for a castle brunch, candlelight dinner or a medieval dish served at a festive knight’s table – and cozy rooms await after the meal. It’s also worth taking a trip to the surrounding area – how about a ride along the Mulde River cycle path through the Wurzener Land region with its castles, parks, manor houses, vast meadows, quaint villages and the Hohburg Hills?



Accommodation information:

Arrival & map

Next City:  Leipzig  (30 km)

Arrival information:

From direction Dresden:

A14 exit Grimma on B107 to Wurzen
OE Wurzen turn left after 200m and follow the signs

From Leipzig:

A14 Exit Leipzig Ost on B6 to Wurzen
OE Wurzen turn left after 200m and follow the signs

Leipzig/Halle airport.

Train/ S-Bahn:
Stop Wurzen on the railroad line Leipzig - Dresden, with almost half-hourly connections. By S-Bahn you can reach Leipzig Hauptbahnhof or Leipzig Markt in about half an hour.


Wurzen Castle

Amtshof 2 | 04808 Wurzen

Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit

03425 853590

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Opening hours and admission prices

Öffnungszeiten Restaurant

now open 07:30 - 21:00

06:30 bis 22:00
06:30 bis 22:00
06:30 bis 22:00
06:30 bis 22:00
06:30 bis 22:00
07:30 bis 22:00
07:30 bis 21:00

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