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Scharfenstein Castle

Scharfenstein Castle, which is over 750 years old, hosts a unique collection called "Longing for the Light". For decades Johannes Martin has collected old evidence of local handicraft for this "Toy and Christmas Museum". Visitors can admire exhibits of traditional and modern folk art. Lots of the masterpieces can be touched, moved or even felt. Furthermore, guests can enjoy an exhibition dealing with the history of the Castle and Karl Stülpner, the local popular hero. "Zisterne", "Bergfried" and the exhibition room "Tonne" are also a must. Of course, it is possible to purchase local handicraft products or watch how these products being made. Why not stop at the "Burgschänke" restaurant or enjoy a wonderful view from the observation tower?

Burg Scharfenstein
Schlossberg 1
D-09435 Scharfenstein (Saxony)
Tel.: +49 (0) 3725/70720
events/special tours/packages/elements:
tourist office Tel: +49 (0) 37291/38018
Fax: +49 (0) 37291/38024

restaurant "Burgschänke" (90 seats in 5 rooms), exhibition room "Tonne"

Special features:
  • "Toy and Christmas Museum
  • Karl Stülpner Museum and exhibition dealing with the history of the Castle
  • guided tours with "Stülpner"
  • get married on Scharfenstein Castle
  • trade exhibition room
  • "time of experience" (creative centre)
  • model construction box
  • shops (local handicraft products, lace fashion shop, Stülpner-Market)

Visiting times:
April - October Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
November - March Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Surrounding area:
Chemnitz, Lichtenwalde Palace with baroque garden, Augustusburg Palace (motorcycle museum, renaissance castle)

Package offers:
castle experience Scharfenstein, experience day with "Karl Stülpner" and "Amalia Augusta", Two Castle Trip (Lichtenwalde Palace - Scharfenstein Castle, Augustusburg Palace - Scharfenstein Castle).
Elements: museum element 1 and 2, "Karl Stülpner", creative element, On "Stülpners" trail.