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Albrecht's castle Meissen

Castle · Dresden Elbland · 144 m · open today
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  • Albrechtsburg mit Schaufelraddampfer
    Albrechtsburg mit Schaufelraddampfer
    Photo: Bernadette Wuttke, Stadt Meißen
Trendsetter since 1471
The late gothic Albrechtsburg Meissen Castle towers majestically over the picturesque Elbe valley. Built in the 15th century, it is considered the oldest castle in Germany. In the course of time, it has become a trendsetter not only in architectural terms. Let yourself be enchanted by its timeless beauty when you visit the castle.

The focus is on representative living. As Germany's oldest castle, Albrechtsburg Meissen was already a trendsetter when it was built and amazed people with its outstanding architectural design in the late Gothic style.

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Current prices can be found on the website of Albrechtsburg Meissen.
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Update: December 09, 2022

Public transport

Informationen zur Ankunft:

Anfahrt mit Bus und Bahn

Getting there


A4: exit Siebenlehn and continue on the B101 or exit Wilsdruff

A13: exit Radeburg

A14: exit Nossen-East

coming from Dresden: via the B6


Parking spaces are located on the Elbe with direct access to the castle via the castle park steps on Leipziger Straße and below the castle hill in Meisastraße and in the parking deck at the elevator to the castle hill.


51.166596, 13.471188
51°09'59.7"N 13°28'16.3"E
33U 393111 5669462
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Albrecht's castle Meissen

Domplatz 1
01662 Meissen
Phone +49 3521 4707-0

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