Klaffenbach Castle

Chemnitz, Germany

Klaffenbach Castle is a rare sample of moated Renaissance castle in Saxony. It was built by Wolf Hünerkopf between 1555-1560. The four-storey building is surrounded by a moat. Striking architectural elements are the curved gable, the arched roof and the square shape of the building. The ground floor offers a small chapel next to the castle information, smaller event rooms and the gallery café.


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Founded: 1555-1560
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)


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Tanvir Abid (2 years ago)
Beautiful Environment. Attached park is beautifully decorated. There is a golf course beside along with training ground. A beautiful tree lines is there which feels like forest. And in the middle there is a lake. Overall a great place for passing an afternoon or have some food with family. Also there is an ice cream stand for summer.
Claudia Zimmermann (2 years ago)
What a nice place for a cycling trip. A beautiful, romantic place, friendly staff who sold us an içe cream although they were actually closed already, somewhere to play for the kids. Awesome!
V Nithin Kashyap (2 years ago)
Very calm and peaceful place. I went for a morning walk and enjoyed the ambiance with birds chirping and sound of the water channel along with scenic beauty of nature.
Damaris Love4Nature (2 years ago)
I love castles and this is so unique. I really appreciate the mirroring on the water. You will take some unique pictures and save some awesome memories. You have water all around the castle and in front of the main entrance there is a beautiful river... Like a dream.
cemil sahin (3 years ago)
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