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Kriebstein - Castle

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Kriebstein - Castle
Kriebstein - Castle


[edit] Description and History

High above the Zschopau rivers lies the Kriebstein Castle upon a cliff. The first mention of this Gothic building dates from the year 1384. The name presumptive retrogrades from a term out of the hunter's jargon, whilst the rock was named after the place, where after a hunting the red deer was disemboweled (viscera -> Kriebe). Earl Wilhelm I of Meißen feoffed Knight Dietrich of Beerwalde with the castle right. In the end of the fourteenth century, the castle was extensively rebuilt and the succeeding owner, Hugold of Schleinitz, charged the master-builder of the Albrechtsburg of Meißen in the fifteenth century with building projects, by which the castle was given his present appearance. Later, the attachment above the Zschopau river and the gate house were raised, the drawbridge dislodged and the moat was partially filled up. The last change was the installation of thick pillars as struts for the castle wall in the end of the nineteenth century. Beside the above-mentioned gentlemen, the castle was the property of about thirty others. The castle served into the fifteenth century as fortification of the principality Meißen. Extensive realty was attached. Already in 1930, first parts were opened for visitors by the then owner, the family of Arnim, which were expropriated in 1945. The castle was state-owned reopened in 1949. Since 1993, the castle is property of the free state Saxony and the major part of the castle ist visitable, like the Gothic Hall, the Treasury Vault, the Chapel, the Knighthood, the Hunters Room, the Well room etc.

[edit] Museum Description

The castle homes a castle museum:

  • Interieurs
  • castle chapel

[edit] Opening Hours and other Information

[edit] Opening Hours

May – October:

  • Tue – Fri 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sat, Sun & public holidays 10 am – 5.30 pm

February – April, November:

  • Tue – Sun & public holidays 10 am – 4 pm


  • Mondays and December – January

[edit] Admission charges

  • Adults: € 4,00
  • Concessions: € 2,00
  • Family ticket: € 10,00

Guided tour

  • Adults: € 1.50 (in addition to entrance fee)
  • Concessions: € 0.80 (in addition to entrance fee)

  • Photo permit: € 3.00

[edit] Restaurants and Hotels near by

  • not yet filled

[edit] Weblinks

[edit] Adress and Location

Burg Kriebstein

  • 09648 Kriebstein
  • Tel +49 343279520, Fax +49 3432795222