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Osterburg Castle

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  • Osterburg Weida
    Osterburg Weida
    Photo: Stadt Weida
This mighty medieval castle is one of the most important contemporary witnesses of its kind in all of Germany.

The city of Weida cannot yet be seen, but the Osterburg is in full view: the rocky spur towers proudly over the countryside on which the reeves of Weida have left their mark over the centuries.

Imperial administrators had the castle built in 1163; the construction took around 30 years to complete. Before heading to the restaurant for a meal or watching tinsmiths at work, visitors can take in the museum dedicated to the castle and regional history.

Although the climb up the castle tower is tough, the view of the Vogtland from up top is worth the effort.

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Public transport

You can reach Weida on the Gera-Zeulenroda-Hof line with the Erfurt Railway. Get off for a visit to the historic city in Weida-Mitte. Timetable information is available at 

By road

Weida is located on the federal roads B 92 and B 175. From the direction of Gera or Plauen/Greiz take the B 92. Coming from the A 9 Berlin-Nürnberg, take the Lederhose exit and drive on the B 175 to Weida.


We recommend the public parking space at the Semmelweis Park (Wallstrasse).


50.772554, 12.056780
50°46'21.2"N 12°03'24.4"E
33U 292485 5628663
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Osterburg Castle

Schloßberg 14
07570 Weida
Phone 036603 62775 Fax 036603 61066

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