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Festung und Bastionen Sonnenstein

Stronghold · Pirna · 160 m
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  • Das Schloss thront über der Stadt
    Das Schloss thront über der Stadt
    Photo: Jens Dauterstedt
The Sonnenstein Castle towers high above the historic old town of Pirna and the Elbe River.
Since 2008, the former Sonnenstein fortress, which by then already had an eventful history, has been made fit for a new historical phase. The castle complex was reconstructed and developed into the district council seat of the Saxon Switzerland-Osterzgebirge region. The older part of the complex, the bastions and fortifications of the 18th century as well as the terraced gardens of the 19th century were reconstructed and renovated with much love and have been open to visitors for viewing since May 2012.


Whether on a PC, smartphone or with a VR headset - the VR tour of the bastions is worthwhile: 

Opening hours

The memorial Pirna Sonnenstein is open:

Monday-Friday 09:00- 16:00

Saturday/ Sunday/ Holidays: 11:00- 17:00 hrs

public guided tours: Saturday 14:30

Sculpture Summer Pirna in the Bastions:

May 5 - September 29

Wed - Sun, Holidays 2 - 5 pm

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Update: October 07, 2021

Public transport

Take the S1, S2 or the RB 71 to Pirna train station, then continue by bus H/S, 241, 246to the Landratsamt stop.


50.961268, 13.946081
50°57'40.6"N 13°56'45.9"E
33U 425986 5646046
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Festung und Bastionen Sonnenstein

Schlosshof 2
01796 Pirna
Phone +49 3501 556446

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