Wildenfels Castle

Wildenfels, Germany

Wildenfels Castle was built in the late 12th century. From 1602 to 1945 it was owned by Solms-Wildenfels counts. Thanks to its many cultural treasures, the castle is today a national attraction at the foot of the Erzgebirge mountains. These include the castle gallery, banqueting hall, wedding room, former count’s library and various museum rooms. Another highlight is the “Blue Salon”, which was named after its wall decoration of precious blue silk tapestries from the early 18th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Dalibor Kovac (5 months ago)
Old vintage castle with beautiful scenery and live music most of the afternoons (because of the music school that is active within the castle walls)
Markéta Hrubešová (7 months ago)
A very nice place to see. :)
Frank Oppermann (9 months ago)
A very beautiful and well-kept castle with a surrounding path. There is plenty of seating, a beautiful fountain and a well-kept park. The castle is located above Wildenfels and offers a great view. The city administration and other institutions are located in the castle. A visit is recommended.
Engfried Enge (9 months ago)
Wildenfels Castle has been very well restored...Very nice park near Zwickau...Parking possible at the market or at the castle...
Carola Mey (2 years ago)
Wildenfels Castle is small but fine. The exhibition gives an insight into the reign of the Wildenfels. Worth seeing are the silk wallpapers of the Blue Salon, the Chinese cabinet with its wall painting, the gallery of ancestors and the library. The ceiling paintings by Christian Leberecht Vogel are special. Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm and admission is €4. Free parking spaces are right next to the castle. The staff very friendly and helpful with explanations about the walking tour
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