An excursion through the centuries awaits the visitor in the extensive medieval castle complex, which joins the natural monument and "national geotope" Stolpener Basalt to form a unified whole. Visible from afar, the castle with its distinctive towers is an impressive landmark. It is inextricably linked with the tragic fate of Countess Cosel, the most famous of Saxon elector Augustus the Strong's mistresses, who was imprisoned at Stolpen for forty-nine years. Her tomb is in the castle chapel. Featuring musty dungeons, winding cellar passages, a torture chamber, a "hunger hole" and the deepest well sunk into basalt in the world, the lengthy tour of the castle provides a very special experience of its medieval character. The museum and a varied programme of events make Stolpen the setting for a vivid revival of Saxon history and culture.
April to October: daily 10 am to 6 pm November to March: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm (dependent on weather)
Adults 7 Euro, reduced 5.50 Euro, children 6-16 years 1 Euro, children to the age of 5 free of charge Erwachsene 7 Euro, ermäßigt 5,50 Euro, Kinder 6 bis 16 Jahre 1 Euro, Kinder bis 5 Jahre frei
The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.
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Evening guided tours, extensive programme of events (small castle theatre, castle theatre festival, concerts), historical festivals, The granary can be rented for private events.
Guided tours of the castle Special thematic guided tours for school groups by previous arrangement
Videos on the history of the castle and its construction (English, Polish, Czech), brochures (English, Polish, Czech, Russian)
handicapped accessible toilet, limited handicapped accessible
The train station Stolpen directions_railway directions_bus is a bit outside of the city. From there it is a 1.5 km walk to the castle (uphill).
Much closer, around 450 m away, is the "Stolpen Ärztehaus" bus stop directions_railway directions_bus. This is used quite often.
A parking lot specially for castle visitors is located next to this stop. With a bit of luck, you can park your car in the market.
Other destinations nearby
Belvedere Schöne Höhe
Church in Lohmen
Neustadt town museum
Museum of Gold in Saxony