Welcome to Nossen Castle



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.

Ticket Rates

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.

Guided Tours & Group Rates

We would be pleased to organize your guided group tour of Nossen Castle.

Showing you around the castle, we will explain important buildings and rooms, highlight important historical stages and link them to the castle's history.You will also get to know some influential historical people related to Nossen Castle. Likewise, you will enjoy the most breath-taking views across the picturesque valley of the Freiberger Mulde River.

How to find us

Whether by car, bus or train: You can reach Nossen Castle always straightforward. The exact arrival routes can be found here.


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Renaissance Nossen Castle, located in the heart of Saxony, towers majestically above the Freiberger Mulde River.

The history of the original knight's and bishops's castle, which turned into a hunting lodge and an administrative office palace later on, dates back to the 12th century.

Today, Nossen Castle, jointly with the nearby Altzella Monastery Park, offers a wide choice of exhibitions as well as various cultural and educational activities.  

Visitors are welcome to enter the castle premises from April to December.

Tips for trips

Incarceration and Torture

From dungeon to penitentiary up to present-day correctional facility – the history of imprisonment has changed tremendously. 

Crime has existed for as long as mankind has, not so imprisonment. This only begins with prisons in monasteries: contrition instead of vengeance to return to the right path in life. In the 19th century, additionally to the idea of protecting the general public, the idea of resocializing prisoners emerged. 

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