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Kriebstein Castle

Saxony's most beautiful knight's castle

General view of Kriebstein Castle with the hollow in the foreground, sights
© Wolfgang Siesing

The medieval castle is located in the centre of the three cities Dresden, Chemnitz and Leipzig. The most beautiful knight's castle of Saxony, a closed, completely preserved building complex from the late Gothic era, rises on a steep rock above the Zschopau river.
Highlights include a visit to the monumental residential tower from the deepest cellar to the historically preserved attic storeys, the castle chapel with valuable paintings from around 1410, the Kriebsteinzimmer, the furnished interiors of the Arnim family and the Burgbrunnen.
Various banqueting rooms are available for weddings, family and company celebrations.

There is very limited parking available directly at the castle. Please use the large car park of the Kriebstein dam. A signposted, approx. 15 minute walk

Accessibility Information

It is possible to reach the castle courtyard by appointment.
The museum is only accessible with an accompanying person.


location Kriebstein Castle
Kriebsteiner Straße 7
09648 Kriebstein
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  • Partially accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Partially accessible rest-room for wheelchair users info
Restaurant , Parking area , Bathroom
View of Kriebstein Castle from the Mulde, Culture, Sights
© Wolfgang Siesing
View into a room at Kriebstein Castle with chandeliers, paintings on the wall and historical furniture, culture
© Wolfgang Siesing
historical interior decoration at Kriebstein Castle, exhibition, culture
© Wolfgang Siesing
Cyclists cross a bridge over the Zschopau, with Kriebstein Castle in the background, cycle paths
Castle Kriebstein with the Zschopau and a weir in the foreground, excursion, culture, sightseeing
© W. Siesing