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Annual special exhibitions vitalize the Renaissance palace which is otherwise quietly located in the valley of the Freiberger Mulde River. To let our visitors feel comfortable also in the future, we are taking every effort to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Here you can find all valuable information for your visit.


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

castle are closed

Admission prices

Full rate :
4,00 EUR
Groups 15 persons p.p.:
3,00 EUR

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Permanent exhibition

Free admission to the permanent exhibition

Special exhibition

Free admission to the special exhibition

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (33 km)

Arrival information:


Nearest City: Dresden (33 km)

How to get there:

By car


  • via A14 (Leipzig - Dresden), exit Nossen-Nord or Nossen Ost, further along the road towards Nossen market square (Markt), touristic signposting is unfortunatly insufficient
  • via A4 (Chemnitz - Dresden), exit Siebenlehn, further along the road towards Nossen market square (Markt), touristic signposting is 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, in the market square or – more reasonably – in the »Gruener Weg« carpark. (follow the parking guidance system, about 300m to the castle)

Via public transport


By bike 

Nossen Castle is located on the Mulde River valley cycling path; the Mulde River valley cycling path intersects with the Elbe River cycling path near Doebeln (www.elberadweg.de)


By rail


Sights Close By

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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