How to Get There

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (22 km)

Arrival information:

By car

  • from Dresden

          via A17, exit Pirna and further along the road towards Glashuette (follow the signposts) 

          or

          via B172 towards Pirna/ Saechsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland), following the signposts towards                 Altenberg in Heidenau, the road will lead you right to the castle (about 20 km/ 12.5 mi from Dresden)

 

Parking facilties

Parking facilities for cars and tour buses available. 

 

By public transport

  • city rail S1 from Meissen/Dresden or from Schoena/Pirna to Heidenau and then by Mueglitz River Valley Rail SB72 (Heidenau - Altenberg) to Weesenstein 
  • bus (Mon - Fri): bus line 202 (Heidenau - Glashuette) to Weesenstein (stop Gemeindeamt Weesenstein)
  • for more information, please, go to www.vvo-online.de
  • Come here by bus or rail

By car

from Dresden:

  • via A17, exit Pirna and further along the road towards Glashuette, follow the signposts
  • or via B172 towards Pirna/ Saechsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland), in Heidenau follow the signposts towards Altenberg

from Saxon Switzerland/Pirna:

  • B172 towards Dresden up to bridge ‘Sachsenbrücke’, follow the signposting
  • Parking facilities for cars and tour buses are available.

By public transport

  • city rail S1 from Meissen/Dresden or from Schöna/Pirna to Heidenau
  • then by Mueglitz Valley Rail SB72 (Heidenau - Altenberg) to Weesenstein

More information for traveling by public transport can be found here.

Admission & opening hours

Admission:

  • Full rate 6,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 3,00 EUR
  • Full rate: EUR 6.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 3.00 
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children: EUR 14.00
  • 1 adult and up to 2 children: EUR 8.00
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUR 4.50 per person
  • Group rate for school students: EUR 2.00 per person
  • Weesenstein Castle annual ticket: EUR 12.50 (entitles you to visit the castle museum and to purchase reduced rate tickets for events or guided tours)
Guided tours
  • Audio guide: EUR 2.00
Free admission:
  • Children aged 5 or younger
  • People visiting the castle on their birthday
  • Accompanying adults of severly disabled people (entry »B« iin the disability pass)
  • Tour guides
  • Tour bus drivers accompanying a tour group
  • 1 accompanying adult per 10 pupils
  • Journalists for reporting purposes each with valid identification
  • Holders of the schloesserlandPASS

Opening hours

April to October
  • daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
November to March 
  • Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Closed on Dec24 and Dec25

Subject to modifications.