Albrechtsburg Meissen Reviews
Albrechtsburg Meißen May 19, 2012
The late-Gothic Albrechtsburg Castle rises high above the picturesque Elbe river valley. Built in the 15th century, the Meissen Albrechtsburg is regarded to be Germany’s oldest castle. It's the masterpiece of court builder Arnold of Westphalia, which was constructed solely as a residence, not as a military fortress, the first German castle built for such a purpose. Because of it's location above the valley the castle is also called the "Arcopolis of Saxony".
The castle is a protected national treasure according to the Hague Convention.
The interior of the castle is very impressive and still in a good shape. If you're around the area I can recommend a visit. I can bore you with more architectural and historic details but I assume photos say more than words ;)
At the entrance you'll get an audio guide (different languages) which is included in the entrance fee of € 8 for adults and € 4 for children up to 15 years. They have special audio guides for children also.
Additional to the audio guide you can book a guided tour which is 1.5 hours long (fee € 3 / € 4.50)
We haven't booked the guided tour so I can't say if it's worth it.
Photo permission: € 2
Opening hours are:
March to October daily from 10 am to 6 pm
November to February daily from 10 am to 5 pm
24 and 25 December closed
1 January from 11 am to 4 pm
If you're interested please check their website (http://www.albrechtsburg-meissen.de/en/homepage/) or Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrechtsburg) for it.
Part of the Daytrips 2012 travel blog
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