Kössern Hunting Lodge and Tourist Information Office

This hunting lodge – often referred to as a hunting palace – designed in the style of a large manor house, dates to 1709 and is a beautiful example of baroque architecture in the Mulde Valley. The architect was Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, a master of the hunt and elder minister in the cabinet of the Saxon Elector Frederick Augustus I and the later King of Poland, Augustus II – known as “Augustus the Strong”.

The mansard roof is visible for miles around. The tightly packed, richly decorated façades work in perfect harmony together. The foyer on the ground floor was supported by four thick columns on each side to give visitors a beautifully framed view of the large gardens. A faithfully restored, vast staircase takes you up to the first floor and a surprisingly grand banqueting hall, crowned by its luxurious mouldings and a large ceiling fresco. 

Today, tours are given by guides in period costume, and there are a wide range of concerts and events to enjoy. Parts of the lodge can also be hired for weddings. Lying directly on the Mulderadweg cycle trail, the Kössern Hunting Lodge is also home to a tourist information office (a branch of the Grimma Tourist Information Centre).


Opening hours

Monday – Friday09:00 – 15:00
Plus, from Easter – September: 
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays10:00 – 17:00

Facilities

 

Address

Address: Jagdhaus Kössern
Street/house no. Kösserner Dorfstraße 1
Post code/city: 04668 Grimma OT Kössern

Contact person

DAS JAGDHAUS–Dorfentwicklungs- und Kulturverein Kössern/Förstgen e.V.
Managing Director: Ute Wächtler
Culture and Organisation: Siri Köppchen