Gnandstein Castle

Like a scene from a picture book, Gnandstein Castle rises from its rocky crag above the Whyra valley. There’s no missing the high keep, imposing walls, gatehouse and tower courtyard, battlements, living quarters, or the stunning palas. The castle’s history stretches back more than 800 years to its foundation by faithful followers of the House of Wettin. There are a variety of themed tours on offer to help you explore the castle’s many rooms and gardens. The atmospheric chapel and rustic medieval palas hall can also be hired for weddings and events.


Parking is available beneath the castle.

Opening hours

19 March – 31 October 
Tuesday – Friday10:00 – 17:00
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Ascension Day
  - Last admission 45 minutes before closing!
  - Tours can be arranged all year round!

  Café and restaurant opening hours:
Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00


2 adults + max. 4 children€11.00
1 adult + max. 2 children€6.00
Groups (15 or more)€4.00
School groups€2.00
Guided tours  
Per personfrom €2.00




Address: Burg Gnandstein
Street/house no. Burgstraße 3
Post code/city: 04655 Kohren-Sahlis OT Gnandstein OT Gnandstein