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...
Am Schloßberg 1 | 01809 Müglitztal
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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.
History of Weesenstein Castle
Find out more about over 800 years of castle history.
Your way to the Middle Ages leads though our museum! You can visit the exhibition all by yourself and look up all the information in English, German, and Czech.