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Posterstein Castle

Fortress · Posterstein · 272 m
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  • Burg Posterstein
    Burg Posterstein
    Photo: Archiv futurum vogtland e.V. / Christian Espig
The oldest part of the fortifications with the strong castle keep date back to the 12th and 13th centuries. 
The castle and sovereign rights were given by the Reeves of Plauen as a fiefdom during this period. Posterstein was owned by various noble families during the following centuries and they converted and extended the complex in Renaissance and later Baroque style. The late Baroque carving work made from lime tree wood in the church next to the castle is particularly worth seeing. It is a work made by the otherwise unknown artist, Johannis Hopf, and was made for the lord of the castle at that time, Georg Dietrich von Pfug. The elaborate carving work involves the altar, pulpit and the separate seating for the patron with his family coat of arms. The small parish is a popular destination for outings in the south of the Altenburg region.

Opening hours

March - October

Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Sun 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr


November - February

Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 10:00 uhr - 16:00 Uhr

Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


Special dates

25th of Dec 13:00-17:00 Uhr

26th of Dec 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr



adult: 4 €

discounted: 2 €

children ( until the age of 6): free

family ticket: 8 € (up to two adults and children until the age of 18)

group tickets: (minimum of 12 people - 3€ each person)



adult: 2 €

discounted: 1,50 €

children (until the age of 6): free

family ticket: 4 € (up to two adults and children until the age of 18)

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50.862802, 12.252952
50°51'46.1"N 12°15'10.6"E
33U 306687 5638163
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Posterstein Castle

Burgberg 1
04626 Posterstein
Phone 034496 22595

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