Weesenstein Castle

The Pearl in Saxony’s Crown

The unique architectural ensemble in the Mueglitz valley (Müglitztal) near the Free State’s capital Dresden is looking back on eight centuries of Saxon history. It had been shaped by the reign of the Bünau family (Familie von Bünau) lasting 12 generations before it evolved as private property of King John of Saxony (König Johann von Sachsen), the most famous Wettin of the 19th century, into the »secret residence« of the Saxon crown! Visitors are invited to enjoy the beauty of this former aristocratic estate together with its blooming gardens, but they are also welcome to learn, that castles like Weesenstein were no places of idleness but the manors’ economic and administrative centres. Today, only few castle sights can convey this fact – yet Weesenstein can...


Weesenstein Castle


Am Schloßberg 1 | 01809 Müglitztal

+49 (0) 35027 626-0

Opening hours

April to October

  • daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Easter 2016
    Good Friday to Easter Monday: daily, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

November to March 

  • Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dec 24 and Dec 25: closed

Subject to modifications.