The Lauenstein Castle’s impressive history reaches all the way back to the 13th century and the building is still in impeccable condition to this day.

It tells a lot of Saxony’s (and Erzgebirge’s) wealth in former medieval and renaissance times.

As recently as 1979 the main building was reconstructed and turned into the Osterzgebirgsmuseum, where visitors not only learn interesting facts about the castle’s history, but also follow region’s geographic development and admire relevant regional art. But one of the true beauties of the village is the history of Falconry and the daily Falcon show that still happens there today.

At 11am everyday there is a Raptor show lead by Henry Dydymski ( and it is amazing!!

Especially great entertainment for kids the falcon show is interactive, informative, fun, and surprising. It’s run on the castle’s property and basically includes a tour of the castle ruins at the same time. It is a must see when exploring the Ore Mountains.

Also one of the castle’s larger rooms is often used for wedding ceremonies and different public events such as concerts and exhibitions. Check their schedule to see what’s happening next!!

Opening Hous:

  • Tuesday – Saturday, Sundays- and Public Holidays 10.00 am– 4.30pm
  • Closed Mondays


Travel photos shared by Greg for Travel Dudes.


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