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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in Saxony. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in Saxony

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    Schloss Moritzburg

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    A paradise in a nutshell Baroque in the middle of nature: The Moritzburg hunting and pleasure palace is only about 20 kilometers from Dresden. August the Strong had it built …

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    Burg Oybin

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    A beautiful place with huge round boulders and the wonderful castle, where there is so much to discover! You should take your time to explore everything. I particularly liked the …

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    Festung Königstein

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    The mighty walls of the fortress Königsstein tower far above the Elbe, gray and rugged. The huge complex can be visited and offers exciting exhibitions about the changeable history of …

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    Schloss Moritzburg

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    Due to the central location of the castle on the castle island, one has - felt - a wonderful view of Moritzburg Castle from every point of the compass and …

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    Schloss Pillnitz

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    The castle is located directly on the banks of the Elbe and cannot be overlooked due to its imposing (also colored) construction. From the opposite bank, the castle shows its …

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    Schloß Hartenfels

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    Hartenfels Castle is a magnificent Renaissance castle in the city of Torgau in the Free State of Saxony.
    When the Saxon dynasty of the Wettin split in 1485 at the …

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    Dresdener Schloss

    Hiking Highlight

    Again very nicely restored and inside some museums have found a new home.
    TIP: Book in advance on the Internet time slot cards and you do not have to queue. Works great!

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    Schloss Wackerbarth

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    There is a very nice atmosphere here. A dream for every wine lover.
    You can comfortably drink a glass of wine and eat small specialties on the sun terrace. Highly recommended.

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    To the west of the Berg- and Wasserpalais, Countess Cosel had hedge gardens built in 1712. This created seven intimate garden rooms that could be individually designed. If you take …

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    10

    Schloss Wolkenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The medieval castle festival is highly recommended here.

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    Schloßpark Lützschena

    Bike Touring Highlight

    If you drive alone between the many pools and ponds and you only hear the beeping of the birds, it is a magical moment.

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    Spitzhaus bei Radebeul

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    This beautiful inn is located on the edge of the slope of the Elbe valley. Originally it served Countess Cosel and August the Strong as a pleasure house, but today it spoils you with home-style cuisine and a magnificent view.

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    Ruine Tharandt

    Hiking Highlight

    The wildly romantic castle ruin with the beautiful mountain church is a very worthwhile destination if you are planning a trip to the equally interesting Forest Botanical Garden. However, you should bring some time!

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    Hoflößnitz

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    The Hoflößnitz building ensemble consists of the Lusthaus and Berghaus, the wine tavern with the wine terrace as well as the press house, the Kavalierhaus and a guest house. The …

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    Schloß Eckberg

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    Schloss Eckberg was built from 1859-1861, which also contains a large landscaped garden. It belongs to the three Elbe castles on the right bank of the Elbe. Today there is a Hotol in it.

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    Burg Rabenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle Rabenstein in Chemnitz is the smallest castle in Saxony

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    Schloss Hartenfels

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    Castle Hartenfels is always worth a visit. Already as a child I liked to go to the bears to watch them in the Bärengraben. The physical well-being is also taken care of here.

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    Künstliche Ruine

    Hiking Highlight

    From up here you have a fantastic view of Pillnitz Castle and beyond into the Elbe Valley, up to the Ore Mountains.

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    Burgruine Wehlen

    Hiking Highlight

    Wehlener Hof - Marktstübchen (cake - baked itself !!, ice cream - homemade !!, hot snacks), top views of the market

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    In 1722, the Saxon Chancellor Heinrich Count von Bünau bought the property. On the foundations of the monastery, he had built according to plans of the Council Chamberlain George Bähr a Baroque three-wing complex.

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