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Museum - Castle Lauenstein

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High above the Müglitztal, the Schloss Lauenstein castle is picturesque view on a steep cliff. It is a jewel of Saxon Renaissance architecture.  Admire the beautiful rooms of the Renaissance castle and discover more than 30 showrooms exciting history and stories, enjoy the herb garden and delight in a family-friendly exhibition.
Mining had a tremendous influence on the economic and cultural development of the eastern Ore Mountains. The mining town of Lauenstein reflects this in an impressive way with its representative castle and the richly furnished church of St. Mary and St. Laurent.


First mentioned in writing in 1242, Lauenstein's castle with gatehouse, farm buildings, main castle and gardens is essentially in Renaissance style.The reconstructed park and the palace garden with its useful and ornamental plants typical for the Ore Mountains frame the unique palace complex.


Special exhibitions and concerts provide a varied and cultural programme. Wedding ceremonies are held regularly here. Lauenstein Castle is an important  testimony to the mining region of the Ore Mountains/Krusnohori as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


Today, the Osterzgebirgsmuseum, founded in 1979, presents a diverse exhibition for the whole family.   



Opening hours

open today
last admission: 16:00

Monday except public holidays: closed

24.12, 31.12. closed


Admission adult 4,00 €

Reduced € 3.00

Family ticket 9,00 €

For further prices please refer to the homepage of Lauenstein Castle.

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Update: August 12, 2022

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50.783979, 13.821413
50°47'02.3"N 13°49'17.1"E
33U 416916 5626465
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Museum - Castle Lauenstein

Schloss 6
01778 Altenberg ST Lauenstein
Phone +49 (0) 35054 25402 Fax +49 (0) 35054 25455

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