Weesenstein Castle

The Pearl in Saxony’s Crown

Weesenstein Castle has presided over the Mueglitz Valley near Pirna for 800 years. It has been extensively restructured, layer by layer, on several occasions to align the architecture with contemporary tastes. The Gothic and classicist elements combine to form a unique specimen that stands out from all the castles in Saxony. Its intriguing staircase has lots of nooks and crannies to be explored, including a horse’s stable on the fifth floor. The chambers adorned with precious tapestries are located one floor beneath the cellar. Every fifth window is merely painted onto the façade of this strange castle. The former lord of the manor can sometimes be heard haunting the »Monk’s Way«. Anyone who loves castles will always find little adventures at Weesenstein Castle before taking a leisurely stroll in the French-style castle park.


Weesenstein Castle


Am Schloßberg 1 | 01809 Müglitztal

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