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Dornburg Palaces

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Three palaces, linked by charming gardens rich in roses - high above the River Saale towers the former summer residence of the Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. The Old Palace was built in the 16th century to replace a medieval fortress. The centrally positioned Rococo Palace was built around 1740, a summer home with apartments and two halls, adapted to stand on the terraced slope. The Renaissance Palace was purchased in 1824. Goethe stayed here for some weeks in the late summer of 1828, when he withdrew from society after the death of Grand Duke Carl August from Weimar.
In August every year, the Dornburg Night of the Castles is held in the castle gardens.

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Open from April 1 to October 31. Closed on Wednesdays.

Dornburg Castle Gardens
Open from 9 a.m. until sunset.

Schlossberg Restaurant
Closed from January until beginning of March 2018
From mid-March, open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday

Detailed information

  • Renaissance
  • Rococo


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German, English, French
  • Parking for coach: 10
  • Parking for car: 200



Contact information

Schlossverwaltung Dornburg

Max-Krehan-Str. 2
07774 Dornburg

Telephone: +49 (0) 36427 215135

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