Wolkenstein Castle

Wolkenstein, Germany

The Wolkenstein Castle developed historically by joining various older structures together. The tower with living quarters is the oldest part of the castle dating back to the 14th century, which was preceded by fortifications of unknown appearance. The kitchen building was expanded in the 16th century by the current dominating building parts: the South and North wings with gate house. Although much hints to the once necessary fortifications, the building ensemble is now considered a residence.

The museum at Wolkenstein Castle will give the interested visitor further glimpses into the history of the building and the city.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Mehran Saebi (4 months ago)
It was beautiful. From there, there is a good and beautiful route for hiking that passes through the forest.
Antje Dngr (5 months ago)
Extensive construction work is taking place at the castle, but it is still worth a visit in winter. The museum was open, but not heavily frequented. You have a nice view from the castle
Aiva Aiva (10 months ago)
A very nice destination for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Walking, climbing and eating. All is possible. Highly recommend. You even can try via ferrata/klettersteig if you brought your gear. One can take regional train from Chemnitz. It is even better than car.
Daniela M. (16 months ago)
Wolkenstein Castle is a hilltop castle from the 13th century (first mentioned in a document). Seat of Heinrich the Pious, a Wettin also of Albertine line. Later it went to his son August, who soon only used the property as a secondary residence. Today it serves as a venue for events and weddings. There is also an inn here. A lot is currently being built and restored here, and I'm excited to see the result. Great facility !!!
Rosemarie Uhlig (16 months ago)
Is being beautifully restored. We'll go back to Corona, unfortunately everything was still closed now.
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