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In 1554, Elector Augustus had the former 12th century knight’s castle converted into a prestigious representative palace. The electoral courts (including Augustus the Strong’s) used the castle for their hunting trips. Prominent guests, such as Countess Cosel or Napoleon Bonaparte stopped to stay here on their journeys. From 1555 on, the east part of the castle served as the seat of Amt Nossen, the administrative office to manage the territory.

The history of the castle is closely connected with Altzella Monastery, which was founded towards the end of the 12th century only three kilometers away from the castle hill. Between 1436 and 1540, Nossen Castle was even in possession of the monastery. The electoral palace building, which emerged anew in Renaissance style from 1554 on, has some architectural and art-historical specialties to offer, for example the picturesque round towers in the west, the impressive coat-of-arms in the “Brandenburg Parlor” or the magnificent facade of the south wing built in 1630.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 4,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 2,00 EUR
  • Full rate: EUr 4.00
  • Reduced rate*: EUR 2.00
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children**: EUR 9.00
  • 1 adult and up to 2 children**: EUR 5.00
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUR 3.00 per person 
  • Group rate for pupils: EUR 1.50 per person

Combined ticket: Altzella Monastery Park and Nossen Castle 

  • Full rate: EUr 7.00
  • Reduced rate*: EUR 4.00
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children**: EUR 15.00
  • 1adult and up to 2 children**:  EUR 9.00
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUE 5.00 per person 

Free admission:

  • Children aged 5 or younger
  • People visiting the castle on their birthday
  • Accompanying adults of severly disabled people (entry »B« iin the disability pass)
  • Tour guides
  • Tour bus drivers accompanying a tour group
  • 1 accompanying adult per 10 pupils
  • Journalists for reporting purposes (valid identification required)
  • Holders of the schloesserlandPASS

Subject to modifications.

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

Free admission to the permanent exhibition
Free admission to the special exhibition

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (33 km)

Arrival information:

By car

  • via A14 (Leipzig - Dresden), exit Nossen Nord or Nossen Ost, further along the road towards Nossen marketplace (Markt), touristic signposts are unfortunatly insufficient
  • via A4 (Chemnitz - Dresden), exit Siebenlehn, further along the road towards Nossen marketplace (Markt), touristic signposts are unfortunately insufficient
  • via B101  (Meissen - Freiberg)
  • via B175  (Doebeln - Nossen)
  • via S36  (Waldheim - Nossen)

Parking facilities

There are only limited parking facilities at the the castle entrance (next to the church). They are restricted in time. Further parking facilities may be found in the town center, on the marketplace or - at a lower price - on the »Gruener Weg« parking lot. (follow the parking guidance system, about 300m to the castle)

Via public transport

By bike 

The Mulde River valley cycling path passes through Nossen. (routing at ) There is a connection between the Mulde River valley cycling path and the Elbe River cycling path near Doebeln (


Nossen Castle

Am Schloß 3 | 01683 Nossen

Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit

+49 (0) 35242 504-35

Opening hours

March 25 to October 31, 2017

  • Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat, Sun, public holidays:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm

November 1, 2017 to February 2018

  • closed

Subject to modifications.