Neuenburg Castle

Neuenburg Castle

Schloss 1
06632 Freyburg (Unstrut)
T: +49 34464 355-30
F: +49 34464 355-55

Getting here: Route planner

Please use the visitor car park at “Berghotel zum Edelacker”, which is also suitable for coaches. From there, it is just a five-minute walk to Neuenburg Castle. The castle is not fully accessible.

Opening hours

April to October

Museum in the main body of the castle

every day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Children’s Chambers

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am. to 5 p.m.

“Dicker Wilhelm” keep

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.r

November to March

Museum in the main body of the castle

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children’s Chambers

Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 4 p.m.

“Dicker Wilhelm” keep



Main body of castle (“Kernburg”)

Museum with all exhibitions and Children's Chambers

Adults6,50 euros
Concessions4 euros
Families16,50 euros

“Dicker Wilhelm“ keep

Seasonal special exhibition from April to October and observation tower

Adults2,50 euros
Concessions1,50 euros

More information can be found here:

Schloss Neuenburg

Guides tours

Castle tour

A castle tour lasts roughly 50 minutes, during which time you learn about the rise and fall of the Thuringian landgraves, interesting facts about the history of the castle's construction and what makes the late Romanesque double chapel so special.

Guided tour for children

Dressed as miniature members of the royal court, you parade Neuenburg Castle and explore certain rooms. One of Neuenburg Castle’s greatest secrets is, of course, revealed: the legendary “Woman in White”.

Tour with audio guide

The audio guides include not only the museum, but also the grounds of the castle as far as the “Dicker Wilhelm” keep. The walk outside, with its various natural impressions, works particularly well with the acoustic background of the audio tour. The tour with audio guides covers 23 listening places and is available in German, English or French.


Further information and prices can be found here:

Schloss Neuenburg


A glorious centre of knightly culture

The mighty Neuenburg Castle rises high above the little winegrowing town of Freyburg. Commissioned by Louis the Springer, its construction bolstered the Ludovingians’ claim to power in the eastern part of their domain. And other famous names appear in the history of this castle, which is visible from afar: from 1224-25, for example, Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia lived here, to whom the splendidly ornamented double chapel was dedicated: a real Romanesque gem. Prior to that, Emperor Barbarossa visited his brother-in-law at the “New Castle”, and this is where Heinrich von Veldeke wrote parts of his world-famous Middle High German “Eneas Romance”.

The well-preserved residential tower takes you straight back to the world of the private affairs that went on alongside courtly life. Unique everyday objects from those glorious days, such as toys or clothing, tell their very own tales. In other parts of the castle, further historical relics await you, such as the incredibly technologically advanced latrines.

In the castle museum, permanent exhibitions focus on the colourful history behind these walls; on Thuringian nobility, the region’s winegrowing and the fascinating topic of the pocketwatch. Other pieces are presented in temporary special exhibitions. And there are hands-on activities for little visitors: in the playfully run “Children’s Chambers”, children can be the lord or lady of the castle for a day.

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