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Excursion Tip: Klippenstein Castle

Approximately a half hour drive away from Dresden and hidden behind the Dresden Heath lays the town of Radeberg. In Radeberg one can visit the castle of Klippenstein which counts one of the most significant architectural and cultural monuments of the town of Radeberg.

The complex which was founded in the 13th century was expanded from 1543 onwards to a hunting mansion of the Wettiner dynasty by Elector Moritz. After a turbulent history through the centuries, in which it amongst other things, was a headquarters and youth club of the former FDJ organisation. Since 1993 the town Radeberg now takes care of the preservation of the castle.

In the restored historical rooms of the main castle there are various exhibitions on approximately 800 sqm giving information about the history of the castle, and the office and the city of Radeberg. There is a permanent city historical exhibition about the time between the city’s founding and the Biedermeier Art, which is dedicated to urban life and its threats and presents fascinating exhibits dating back several centuries. Part of the exhibition also focuses on the Radeberger officials and literary family Langbein.

Especially for children

Special children’s castle tours are conducted by appointment for groups which are suitable for ages 6 and above. Additionally, regular events for children take place, or one can celebrate the next child’s birthday in the castle.


Coffee and other drinks are offered during the week from a small self-service café and fresh cake from a bakery is offered on the weekends. When the weather is nice you can sit in the courtyard of the castle.


Approximately 10 minutes away is a large adventure playground (Otto Uhlig street at the corner of the Pulsnitzer street.
Additionally, starting right behind the castle the landscape conservation area of “Hüttertal” invites for walking and hiking.

Museum opening times

Tuesday to Friday 9am to 12 and 1pm to 4pm (during the summer time open until 5pm)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11am to 5pm.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Address and other information

Schloßstraße 6 (near Market)
01454 Radeberg

Tel .: 03528/44 26 00
Fax: 03528/45 57 85

E-Mail: kontakt@schloss-klippenstein.de
Homepage www.schloss-klippenstein.de

Thanks to Mr. Eberle for the information and the proposal in this article!

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