Augustusburg

Germany



Address:
Castle - Visitor centre
09573
Phone: +49 037291 380-18
Fax: +49 037291 380-24
Website: http://www.die-sehenswert

Schloss Augustusburg

The renaissance Schloss Augustusburg - the crown jewel of the Erzgebirge Mountains - offers a wide range of interesting museums.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

Motorbike Museum
the most extensive collection of two-wheeled vehicles in Europe; includes many unique exhibits and the most extensive DKW (former manufacturer of automobiles and motorbikes in Zschopau) and MZ (motorbike factory Zschopau) exhibition in the world.

Coach Museum
landaus, private coaches and state carriages impressively displayed in the former stables

Game and Ornithology Museum
120 animals realistically displayed in diorama cases

Exhibition of Castle and Hunting History
centred on the unique Venussaal [Venus Room]

Judges, Executioners, Malefactors
old-style justice in the castle dungeon
Observation Tower with Gallery
views of the Fichtelberg [the highest mountain in Saxony] and an insight into the art of sculpture

Tours
the pump house and the chapel are the highlights of the hour-long tour

Saxon Eagle and Falcon Centre

Contact:
Michael Löbel
fon: 037291 60938
fax: 037291 60938
more...
www.falkenhof-augustusburg.de

Demonstrations:
starting Easter to the end of October
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Closed on Mondays (except holidays)

Lasts about 45 minutes
Seating available
We recommend to book for groups in advance.


Exhibitions

For over 10 years, the observation tower of the Lindenhaus has been home to a gallery. From March to November, there are temporary exhibitions in the highest exhibition room in the Castle. The gallery takes pride having exhibited a large number of works by contemporary artists.




Cost

Saver ticket
(for 4 Museums) 6,60, red. 5,00
Family ticket
2 adults + child/children 18,00
School groups (10 children or more) 2,70
Admission for each museum can also be paid separately

Motorbike Museum 3,20, red. 2,40

Hasenhaus
Game Museum and Castle and Hunting
History 2,80, red. 2,10

Coach Museum 1,60, red. 1,20

Dungeon 1,60, red. 1,20

Furthermore…

Tours of the Castle (Groups must book in advance) 3,00, red. 2,20

Observation Tower with art gallery 1,00

Eagle and Falcon Centre 6,00, red. 4,00

Permission to take photographs in the museums 2,50

• free admission to all museums with the Erzgebirgscard
• discounts for groups of 20 or more
• concession tickets for schoolchildren, students, the unemployed and the handicapped (from 80%).
• free admission for children under 6 and wheelchair users and their escort
• dogs allowed


Opening hours

Summer season
April- October 9:30 am- 6:00 pm daily

Winter season
November- March 10:00 am- 5:00 pm daily

last admission 30 min. before closing time

Closed on 24 December




Facilities

Visitors' Centre

Bookings for group tours, events and courses and the purchase of vouchers amongst other things can be made at the visitors' centre. The office also organises the viewing of the wedding rooms and takes bookings for organ concerts or "Wasserprobe" ["trial by water"] as part of the wedding.

Office hours:
Mon., Tues., Thurs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri. 9:00 am - 12:00
(appointments may be agreed by telephone outside office hours)

Youth Hostel
Contact: Sonja Wölfel
Tel. 037291 20256, Fax 6341
E-Mail: jhaugustusburg@djh-sachsen.de

Bossard-Antiques Shop
Contact: Peter Bossard
E-Mail: antik@bossard-antik.de
www.bossard-antik.de

Souvenir Shop
Contact: Heiko Bossard
Tel. 037291-17260


Museum internal and external photos (4)

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FAQ's

Take our virtual tour of the castle http://www.die-sehenswerten-drei.de/_august/rundgang/e_index.htm


Groups

Special Tours

The daily tours of the Schloss relate interesting events in the castle's history and take the visitor to parts of the Lindenhaus, to the castle chapel with a famous altar hanging by Lucas Cranach the younger and to the pump house. (Length: c. 50 minutes)

The following special tours are also available: (for times and dates see German calendar of events) All tours are currently only available in German.

Sunday Tours
After an introduction to the history of the castle and in particular the history of its construction at the scale model of the castle, the visitors is then taken to the former ball room (otherwise not open to the public) on the second floor. From the balcony and trumpeters' seats there is an impressive view. The visitor discovers the significance of the "fox hole", can take a look into the well and admire the special thatched roof (Length c. 2 hours) "On the trail of Lotter" evening tour similar to the Sunday tour, but with a rustic snack in an unexpected place and a visit to the pump house with a taste of the "water of the well". (Length c. 3 hours) "On the road with Prince Lieschen"

Castle tours and special tours for groups are also possible outside the opening hours - ask at the visitors' centre.


Children

5 to 10 year-olds (without their parents) can take a stroll through the castle's history on the trail of the weaver's daughter Sabina Apitzsch, who appeared at the court as the "false Kurprinz" at the time of August the Strong, before being imprisoned in Schloss Augustusburg. (Length c. 1.5 - 2 hours)