Altzella Monastery Park The heritage of the Cistercians

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Opening Hours

March 30 to November 4, 2018

  • Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat, Sun, public holidays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 November 5 2018 to March 29, 2019

  • closed

Subject to modifications.

Ticket Rates

  • Full rate 4,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 3,00 EUR
  • Full rate: EUR 4.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 3.00
  • Children aged between 6 and 16: EUR 1.00
  • Group rate for school students (15 people and more): EUR 1.00 per person
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUR 3.00 per person

Combined ticket: Altzella Monastery Park and Nossen Castle 

  • Full rate: EUR 6.00 
  • Reduced rate: EUR 5.00 
  • children aged 6-16 Jahre: EUR 2.00
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUE 5.00 per person 

Other concessions

  • Seasonal ticket Altzella Monastery Park: EUR 9.00
  • Discount Pass “Sieben auf einen Streich” (“Seven at One Blow”) * 

Guided tours

  • Guided tour surcharge: EUR 2.50 (in German), EUR 5.00 (in English) per person 
  • Guided tour surcharge for pupils: EUR 1.50 per person
  • Minimum surcharge for guided tours: EUR 35.00

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

* Discount Pass “Sieben auf einen Streich” (“Seven at One Blow”): valid for Altzella, Gnandstein, Kriebstein, Mildenstein, Nossen, Rochlitz and Colditz. When submitting a full-rate ticket from one of the above properties, visitors are granted the reduced rate at the 2nd property. Those who visit all 7 properties with their “Discoverer’s Pass” will be admitted to the last property for free.

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How to find us


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A warm welcome to Altzella Monastery Park. The former Cistercian abbey was the most important monastery in the central German region during the Middle Ages, having been founded by the Margrave of Meissen, Otto von Wettin who was known as Otto the Rich. The abbey was the graveyard of the Wettin family. The Cistercian order ran the abbey from 1162 until 1540, when it was dissolved during the Reformation. Around 1800, long after the monastery had been closed down, the court gardener Huebler was commissioned by the Elector to layout a Romanticist landscaped park in the English style around the ruins of the monastery. This park was the appropriate setting for the mausoleum in which the remains of the ancestors of the Wettins rest in peace.

Leave yourself be spirited away by the combination of medieval ruins and the Romanticist landscape with its earthy trees and twisting pathways, and accompany us on a visit to the Altzella Monastery Park.

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