How to get there

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (27 km)

Arrival information:

Nearest city: Dresden (27 km)

Information on how to get there:

By car:

  • Highway A4 Exit Siebenlehn, continue along Federal Road B101, or Exit Wilsdruff;
  • Highway A13: Exit Radeburg
  • Highway A14: Exit Nossen-Ost;
  • Coming from Dresden, use Federal Road B6

By bicycle:

The Elbe River cycle path passes directly at the foot of the castle hill from where the Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle and the Cathedral are signposted.

Dresden Airport:

  • Towards Boxdorf – Reichenberg – Moritzburg – Auer – Weinböhla – Meißen. Dresden Airport is about 30 km from Meißen

Sightseeing tour through Meißen:

  • Between April and October, a bus runs every 30 minutes serving the stops at Albrechtsburg Castle/Cathedral, the Market Square and the Porcelain Manufactory. The modern buses can seat 13 passengers, including a space for a wheelchair. You can opt for the small or the grand tour and learn something about the history of the town.
  • More information at: City-Bus Meißen of Oberelbe Tours

By steamboat:

Parking facilities:

  • Cars can be parked by the Elbe River, with direct access to the castle via the castle stairs from Leipziger Straße and also from the foot of the castle hill in Meisastraße, where there is also a multi-level carpark and an elevator up to the castle.

Easy ascent:

  • An elevator with a panoramic view eases the ascent to the castle.

Experience the castle hill from its green side:

The »Obere Promenadenweg« (Upper Promenade Path) leads along the outer walls of the Granary, the Albrechtsburg and the Cathedral up to the steps to the Local Court. Pleasant views over the Elbe River valley and Meißen’s Old Town are granted.
Due to construction works on the façade, there will be restrictions in using the path during 2017.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 8,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 4,00 EUR

Full rate: EUR 8.00
Reduced rate: EUR 4.00

Ticket rates for the permanent exhibition 

  • Full rate: EUR 8.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 4.00
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children: EUR 18.00
  • 1 adult and up to 2  children: EUR 10.00
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUR 6.50 per person
  • Group rate for school students (10 people and more): EUR 3.00 per person
  • Annual ticket: EUR 16.00
  • Reduced annual ticket: EUR 8.00
  • Annual ticket for families: EUR 36.00

Audio guide included (German, English, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Russian; children's audio guide in German) or a written guide for people with hearing impairment.

Combined ticket: Meissen Albechtsburg Castle and Meissen Porcelain Manufactory 

  • Full rate: EUR 14.00 
  • Reduced rate: EUR 7.00
  • Family rate: EUR 30.00 

Combined ticket: Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle and Meissen Cathedral

  • Full rate: EUR 10.50
  • Reduced rate: EUR 5.50
  • Family rate: EUR 25.00

The combined ticket is valid for three days in a row.

Guided tours:

  • 1 h: EUR 3.00 pp
  • 1.5 h: EUR 4.50 pp

Free admission:

  • Children aged 5 or younger
  • People visiting the castle on their birthday
  • Accompanying adults of severly disabled people (entry »B« iin the disability pass)
  • Tour guides
  • Tour bus drivers accompanying a tour group
  • 1 accompanying adult per 10 pupils
  • Journalists for reporting purposes (valid identification required)
  • Holders of the schloesserlandPASS

Photo permit

  • EUR 2.00

Subject to modifications.

Opening hours

March to October

  • daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

November to February

  • daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dec 24/25: closed
  • Jan 1: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

Subject to modifications.