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 7,50 EUR
  • Reduced rate 6,00 EUR
  • Full rate: EUR 7.50
  • Reduced rate: EUR 6.00
  • EUR 1,00 Children 6 to 16 years
  • EUR 2.50  p.P. Children groups with guidance
  • EUR 1,00  p.P. + EUR 30,00  Leadership supplement per group for pupils / students
  • EUR 12.50 Annual Pass Schloss Weesenstein (entitles to visit the museum and to purchase the event and guide tickets at a reduced price)
Management fee
  • Audioguide: EUR 2.00
  • EUR 30.00  per group short tour 60 minutes
  • EUR 40.00 per group Castle tour 90 minutes
  • EUR 35.00  organ supplement (about 15 minutes)
  • EUR 1.00  p.P., min. EUR 15.00  total: Introduction at the foreclosure court (15 min.) Without museum entry
  • EUR 15.00 per group plus entrance to the museum: Introduction at the foreclosure court (15 min.) Followed by a separate entrance

Free admission
  • Children up to 5 years
  • Birthday Children
  • Accompanying persons with severely handicapped persons with the mark »B« in the disability card
  • Guide
  • Bus drivers with travel groups
  • one accompanying person per 10 students and
  • Media staff each with proof
  • Owner schloesserlandCard
Other concessions:
  • Combined ticket discount Weesenstein Castle & Grosssedlitz BaroqueGarden (if visiting both properties on the same day): reduced rate at the 2nd property
  • Combined ticket discount Weesenstein Castle & Děčín Castle (if visiting both properties on the same day): reduced rate at the 2nd property
  • Dresden Welcome Cards: 20% discount
  • Culture Passport Elbe/Labe: reduced rate
  • Gästekarte Sächsische Schweiz: € 1.00 discount per adult 

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, Dec25 and Dec31

Subject to modifications.

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The Castle Chapel: Baroque Splendor

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