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Lichtenwalde Palace

The Palace was erected between 1722 and 1726 on behalf of the Earl of Watzdorf. After a great fire in 1905 the baroque palace was reconstructed and since 2001 it has been open to visitors. Lichtenwalde palace hosts exhibitions like the only German "Silhouette Museum", the Museum of Nations and Cultures, which among others shows unique exhibits from West Africa and Nepal. Additionally, one can admire the Clock Museum and the Dolls and Historic Toys Exhibition. The baroque garden is determined by the transition from the baroque to the rococo period - magnificent and fancy.

Augustusburg / Scharfenstein / Lichtenwalde
Schlossbetriebsgesellschaft mbH
D-09573 Augustusburg (Saxony)
Tel.: +49 (0) 37206/88425
Inquiries: events/weddings:
Tel.: +49 (0) 37206/81380
Museums: tourist office:
Tel.: +49 (0) 37291/38018
Fax: +49 (0) 37291/38024

restaurant "Vitzthum" (60 seats) with dining salon of the Earl (80 seats), winter garden (café, 30 seats) and rustic Harras cellar (80 seats) conference rooms (reading salon, red salon).

Special features:
  • the only German "Silhouette Museum"
  • Museum of Nations and Cultures
  • Clock Museum
  • Dolls and Historic Toys Exhibition
  • Cammann - performance
  • textile art
  • Bossard - Antique
  • souvenir shop
  • get married in the Chinese Salon
  • celebrations
  • guided tours through palace and baroque garden

Visiting times: palace:
April - October Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
November - March Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm
The baroque garden is daily opened.

Surrounding area:
Chemnitz, Augustusburg Palace (motorcycle museum, renaissance castle), bicycle- and hiking area "Zschopautal" with Scharfenstein Castle.

Package offers:
"Two Castle Trip" (Lichtenwalde Palace - Scharfenstein Castle).