Itineraries

Palaces and castles in Saxony (3 days)

Explore the region's impressive palaces and castles for a glorious tour through history.

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DAY 1: ROCHLITZ - KRIEBSTEIN (23 KM) - AUGUSTUSBURG (40 KM)

With its more than 1,000 years of history, Rochlitz Castle is the first stop of this tour. It is often linked to illustrious names of German emperors, kings and Saxon electors. Visit the permanent exhibition on the Wettins (former ru­ling family).
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DAY 1: ROCHLITZ - KRIEBSTEIN (23 KM) - AUGUSTUSBURG (40 KM)

Visit nearby Kriebstein Castle, Saxony’s most beautiful knights’ castle located high above the Zschopau river. The Renaissance Augustusburg Castle houses one of the most significant collections of motorcycles in Europe and one of the most precious Cranach paintings in Saxony.
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DAY 2: MEISSEN (77 KM) - MORITZBURG (16 KM) - KÖNIGSTEIN (63 KM)

Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen is the first castle built in Germany for purely residential purposes and served as the first residence of the Wettins in the region. Moritzburg Castle, former hunting lodge and pleasure palace of Augustus the Strong, ranks among Europe’s most beautiful moated castles. The Little Pheasant Castle nearby is a charming summer residence in chinois style.
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Luftaufnahme festung Koenigstein© Patrick Quietzsch

DAY 2: MEISSEN (77 KM) - MORITZBURG (16 KM) - KÖNIGSTEIN (63 KM)

Towering above the Elbe river valley in Saxon Switzerland, Königstein Fortress is one of Europe's mightiest mountain fortresses and has never been conquered.
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DAY 3: STOLPEN (26 KM) – RAMMENAU (23 KM) – BAD MUSKAU (92 KM)

Stolpen Castle is not only beautifully located, it is also closely linked to the story of the Countess Cosel. The mistress of Augustus the Strong spent almost 50 years of her life imprisoned here.
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DAY 3: STOLPEN (26 KM) – RAMMENAU (23 KM) – BAD MUSKAU (92 KM)

With its rambling park Rammenau Castle is one of the most beautiful Baroque ensembles in Saxony. The ensemble of palaces in Bad Muskau is located in the famous , UNESCO-listed Muskau Park.

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