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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Daniela M. (2 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 (2 months ago)
Is being beautifully restored. We'll go back to Corona, unfortunately everything was still closed now.
Elli Kuhn (3 months ago)
The view from Wolkenstein Castle is really nice, the castle is cute but not big. However, it is currently so in need of construction that some of the site is full of site fences and scaffolding. At the moment I would rather recommend a visit to Scharfenstein Castle.
Goetz Hoffbauer (2 years ago)
Besichtigung lohnt, auch wenn z. Z. noch renoviert wird. Interessant ist auch die am Schloss täglich angebotene Greifvögel Vorstellung. Vorteil zusätzlich, Parkplätze sind kostenfrei vorhanden.
Ralf Förster (2 years ago)
Waren hier zum ersten Mal, hatten ein Ritteressen gebucht. Das war sehr lecker. Man sollte allerdings etwas Zeit mitbringen. Bedienung sehr freundlich und zuverlässig, wir kommen gerne wieder.
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