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Augustusburg Palace - Saxony

Augustusburg Palace, the Mecca of motorcycle and carriage fans, is one of the most important renaissance castles in Germany. The Palace, also known as the "Crown of the Ore Mountains, can be recognised from far away and is fascinating due to its monumentality and architectural beauty. On behalf of the Elector of Saxony August I, Hieronymus Lotter, who had also built the Former Leipzig Town Hall, erected the Palace between 1568 and 1572. Augustusburg Palace is arranged in a regular way and consists of four wings. Together with linking wings and a yard it forms a Greek cross. In spite of an eventful history and architectural changes within the last centuries it has been a popular destination for decades. First of all bikers enjoy Europe`s most extensive motorcycle museum.

Schlossbetriebsgesellschaft mbH
D-09573 Augustusburg (Saxony)
tourist office:
Tel.: +49 (0) 37291 38018
Fax: +49 (0) 37291 38024

2 restaurants ("Schlossrestaurant" - 250 seats in 5 rooms, "Augustuskeller" - cellar vaults 100 seats) conference rooms, exhibition rooms, youth hostel

Special features:
  • pleasure and hunting castle with falconer
  • motorcycle museum
  • carriage museum
  • exhibition dealing with the history of hunting and the castle
  • hunting animal and ornithology museum
  • observation tower
  • dungeon
  • get married in the castle (trusting hall, "Glücksschmiede")

The annual event calendar (special tours, Chamber and Open-Air-Concerts, museum night or castle celebration, winter-meeting of bikers, Oldtimer-Meeting in autumn etc.) could you order in the tourist office.

Visiting times:
April - October 10 a. m. - 6 p. m.
November - March 10 a. m. - 5 p. m.
Closed: Dec 24

Surrounding area:
Chemnitz, Lichtenwalde Palace with baroque garden, bicycle- and hiking area "Zschopautal" with Scharfenstein Castle.

Package offers:
"On Lotters trail", "On the way with Josepha", "Two Castle Trip" (Augustusburg Palace - Scharfenstein Castle)
Elements: hunting castle element, special tours ("church", "well", "Lotter").

Prices on request.