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Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen, Germany

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Address: Meissen, Saxony, Germany
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10:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Oldest German castle

Castle is worth visiting when staying in the region. Paid parking nearby, just need to climb up the stairs or take the elevator. Castle visit can be combined with visit of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berlin, Germany
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful castle, which was once the seat of the power of the ruling dynasty. Although most of it was restored during the nineteenth century you still got an interesting overview of its gothic times. The history about the development of Meissen porcelain (that was once produced there) is also very interesting.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle is worth visiting when staying in the region. Paid parking nearby, just need to climb up the stairs or take the elevator. Castle visit can be combined with visit of historic Meissen.

Thank shensen
Dresden, Germany
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Fabulous !!!! Beautiful and architecture is amazing. Huge place so plan to spend considerable time there

Thank Sppgh
Craiova, Romania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Is nice visiting the castle, romantic and Gothic .Very well preserved and restored fresco, paintings and tapestry...so blue, so red. Romantic old story and more modern, everything you will find there.Nice interior garden and church/monastery. All is worth to visit

Thank marinmel
Prague, Czech Republic
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704 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

When you walk from the city centre towards the cathedral you generally end up inside the castle walls. We didn't go inside as it was shut due to winter but admired many lovely buildings and the views from the top, not to be missed.

Thank Janulik
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed climbing the stairs to reach the base of the castle. There's also an elevator available at street level. The view of Meissen was beautiful from the top. There was a €10 fee to visit the castle but well worth it.

Thank Terry T
Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful, enchanting, medieval castle with a great view overlooking the city! This castle isn't mentioned on any of the German castle tour forums but should be! In my opinion this is a secret treasure in Germany! Even the city of Meissen is beautiful to walk through with cute little shops and restaurants! They have audio guides in... More 

Thank Rachael P
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We walked up top the castle during our short stay in Meissen, it offers amazing views and there is a lot of history to learn about.

Thank Alyona M
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16 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

You'll need at least two hours to do justice to this magnificent construction which also offers panoramic views of Meissen and surrounding areas on river Elbe

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a beautiful mediaeval castle which is also unique in having been the place in which the formula for European hard stone porcelain was descovered. And yet, it is hard to see past the romanticised late 19th century renovations. Like their British Victorian counterparts, it seems that C19 Germans had a love for reinventing and romanticising the age of... More 

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