Stolpen Castle in Saxony

Stolpen Castle is the restored hill castle, built around 1200 as the fortified residence for nobles Stulpen to guard their fief.

View on towers of Stolpen Castle in Saxony

Stolpen Castle history

Around 1320 the castle became the administrative center of the newly formed Stolpen district. At the beginning of the 13th century, the bishops of Meissen moved one of their main residences to the castle and expanded the fortifications of the castle. During the Hussite Wars, the castle was first besieged by the Hussites in 1429. The siege lasted eight weeks and was ultimately unsuccessful. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was besieged by imperial troops in 1632 but successfully defended. Most of the castle was destroyed by fire on August 1, 1632. After a quick restoration of the castle, another Swedish siege was repulsed in 1639. In 1764 the castle was abandoned. In 1992, the Free State of Saxony became the owner of the castle. The castle contains a museum of Countess Cosel and the history of the castle.

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Historical landmarks in Saxony

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Stolpen Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Burg Stolpen
Type Hill castle
Condition Largely restored
Contains Museum of Countess Cosel and the history of the castle
Entrance fee € 8
Opening hours Daily from to CET UTC+01:00 or CEST UTC+02:00
Viaf ID 248705489
Owner Free State of Saxony
Street address
Schloßstraße 10
Postal code 01833
Town Stolpen
State Saxony
Country Germany
Latitude 51.04789
Longitude 14.08382
GeoNames ID 12522716
Plus code 9F3P23XM+5G

Dataset to Stolpen Castle in Saxony

Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Stolpen Castle in Saxony.

ETD ID: stpsax-grm.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

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