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Schönfels Castle Museum

Museum · Lichtentanne · 375 m
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  • Burg Schönfels
    Burg Schönfels
    Photo: Archiv Burg Schönfels, B. Dressel
This significant fortress from the Middle Ages equally fascinates visitors and archaeologists.

Burg Schönfels is one of the most impressive fortresses in Saxony, and gives interesting insight into the living conditions during the Middle Ages. The fortress is in excellent condition: the wall and moat, as well as the outer castle, the lower castle and the massive main castle with its keep have been preserved. In addition to the museum, many historic rooms are open for viewing, such as the late Gothic wooden parlour or the castle chapel with its unique wooden organ.

Visitors can often watch scientists at work, since archaeological investigations are still being carried out at the fortress. 

Opening hours

Information on opening times, guided tours and events can be found at: 

Public transport

Lichtentanne can be reached with the S-Bahn Leipzig-Zwickau (line S 5 or S 5X) as well as with the regional bus (e.g. line 29). Information at 

Getting there

Lichtentanne can be reached via the A 72 - exit Zwickau-West and is located directly on the B 173 between Zwickau and Reichenbach (Vogtland).


There are public parking spaces, also for buses.


50.675523, 12.400798
50°40'31.9"N 12°24'02.9"E
33U 316358 5616966
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Schönfels Castle Museum

Burgstraße 34
08115 Lichtentanne
Phone +49 375 56 97 500 Fax +49 375 56 97 502

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