Schloss Weesenstein
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Martin G
112 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Weesenstein looks "just" like a bigger castle from the main road, but what a big surprice behind! Great trip together with Großsedlitz Barockgarten which is about 15 mns from here.
Written August 13, 2017
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Mel’n’Nige
Wirral, UK290 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Visited Weesenstein during our recent trip to Germany. It's an unusual castle, by British standards, and one that needs to be explored. The castle brewery offers rustic meals and their win craft beer in a cellar building. All the descriptions were in English too, which was a big plus.
Written June 24, 2017
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Stefan K
Kolin, Czech Republic231 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Schloss Weesenstein is very nice place to visit and it could be a one stop in your visit through Schloesserland Sachsen.
We visited gardens and the parts of the schloss which are for free. It took us about 30 minutes. Park is very nice place and the view from the park on castle is stunning.
You can find another beautiful places in the surroundings (Fortress Koenigstein, Barockgarden Großsedlitz, Pillnizt or Dresden). So this should be just one stop of your trip.
Written April 24, 2016
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Kleinina
Boca Raton, FL13 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
I am amazed by this castle. The museum is very informing and you can spend easily two hours there. The gardens are very very pretty. Also the restaurant is really good. A perfect spot for pictures.
Written August 2, 2019
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FCX75016
Paris, France109 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This castle is really worth a visit as the rooms in which the royal family of Saxe lived a century ago are preserved. The Nazis used the place to store archives concerning Hitler’s projected museum in Linz. The restaurant in the cellar is beautiful and makes its own beer.
Written August 1, 2019
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Indiaphil
Rotterdam, The Netherlands239 contributions
Aug 2015
Schloss Weesenstein was another pleasant surprise on our trip to Saxony. The castle is build bit by bit on rocks, so it has an unusual layout. During DDR it was a summer camp for children, but it has been well restored and is very interesting to see. There were hardly any other tourists, so you can enjoying getting the castle almost to yourself. The castle has a very beautiful, albeit rather small, garden that is worth a stroll also.
Written September 10, 2015
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publiussulla
Seattle, WA217 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This was on our way to Munich and was not a great deal of info on the internet about it. This is one of those hidden gems off the beaten path located in the country a few miles south of Dresden. The castle is impressive when you drive up to it after a nice country drive perched on a rock. The admission fee was 6 euros and the audio guide was 2 euros but was worth it for the amount of information that was presented. The views are spectacular of the countryside. There was a small garden behind the castle that was nice to walk through as well.
Written May 16, 2015
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Leon v
56 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
They have English audio guides which was very helpful and allowed us to enjoy walking through the castle on our own pace.
You dont require a photo permit to take pictures here.

They brew their own beer here which a treat. The brewery didn't have anyone that spoke English, but the options are limited to choose from, so it was not to difficult to get beer. They have a Wild goulash that is served in a hollowed out Rye breed, which I would definitely recommend.
You can also purchase a refillable 2L beer flask for taking away.
Written December 21, 2014
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R_G_Baker
Russell, New Zealand711 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Depending where in Dresden you are coming from it's about 30min drive - so no reason to say it's too far. Weesenstein is part of the "Schloesserkarte Sachsen" - a great scheme where one can buy a card for EUR20 or EUR40 (10 days or 1 year) to visit many castles and palaces in Saxony.

I've been here before but never inside as the castle was undergoing renovations at the time. Weesenstein got devastated in the tragic floods in 2002 and some people lost their lives that one night - half of the towns houses where either completely washed away or had to be demolished after. There is a memorial and information place on the way out of town.

The Castle itself is situated on a prominent rock spur and the river Muglitz more or less flows around it. It's a "upside down" castle of sorts as the cellar and stable is actually above the lowest level of the castle - very interesting. The exhibition space is well thought out and not only gives information about the various owners and users but also the history of the castle itself. They a cafe, a restaurant and my favourite the brewery (with beer brewed on site) where one can eat and enjoy the views over the extensive gardens.

The watermill and bakery next to the castle sells out of bread mid morning - so if you want to buy a freshly baked bread for which the flour was milled on site - be early. Parking is at the main road (charges apply) and it is only a short walk up the hill to the entrance.
Written September 17, 2014
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