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High above Weilburg, at the top of the spur around which the Lahn flows, the Weilburg castle and adjacent castle garden are enthroned. You can enjoy the best view over Weilburg from the grounds, which were specially prepared for the castle.

First settled around the year 900 AD, Count Philipp III and his son Albrecht von Nassau-Weilburg built a four-winged palace on this site between 1533 and 1572. It still dominates Weilburg's cityscape today and served as the residence of the Counts of Nassau-Weilburg for over 200 years. Count Johann Ernst (1675 - 1719) and his master builder Julius Ludwig Rothweil converted and extended the complex in the baroque era so that the castle, outbuildings and the castle and town church still look "from one piece" today.

Restored and maintained with great commitment, the palace offers interested visitors a tour through various epochs of noble living, courtly life and interesting details about the history of the House of Weilburg-Nassau.

Did you know, for example, that the last duke residing here, Adolph zu Nassau-Weilburg, became Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890? Our expert museum guides will be happy to tell you more about this on a guided tour.

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Schloss Weilburg, impressively situated on a mountain spur high above the Lahn, dates back to a medieval castle from the 10th century. With the division of the estate of the House of Nassau in 1255, Weilburg henceforth belonged to the Walramic line. As a result of further partitions and reunifications of the count's house, Weilburg finally became a residential town. This made it necessary to convert the castle into a representative palace. In the 16th century, Count Philipp III of Nassau-Weilburg first had a four-wing complex built in the Renaissance style. The work was initially continued under his successor Albrecht and then again from 1661 under Count Friedrich. At the beginning of the 18th century, Count Johann Ernst ordered the expansion of the palace into a Baroque residence with numerous outbuildings, a church and a representative garden.
Although Karl August von Nassau-Weilburg, who had held the title of prince since 1737, moved the residence to Kirchheim - Bolanden, the Weilburg palace remained the seat of government. After the unification of the last two lines to the Duchy of Nassau in 1806, the castle remained in family ownership even after its incorporation by Prussia and thus belonged to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg until it was bought back by the Prussian state in 1935.

Even today, the richly furnished interiors and the Baroque gardens with orangery convey the splendour of this epoch and the courtly way of life. Palace and gardens can be visited all year round.
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Open from

open today
Open Mar 01, 2019 through Mar 31, 2021 from Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 10:00–16:00 .

Der Park ist ganzjährig bis zum Einbruch der Dunkelheit geöffnet.

März - Oktober
Dienstag - Sonntag
10:00 - 17:00 Uhr
November - Februar
Dienstag - Sonntag
10:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr
Montag geschlossen (außer an gesetzlichen Feiertagen)

Kein Museumsbetrieb
24.12.2018 bis einschließlich 26.12.2018
31.12.2018 bis einschließlich 01.01.2019


März - Oktober stündlich
Dienstag - Sonntag: 10:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr
November - Februar stündlich
Dienstag - Sonntag: 10:00 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr

Schlossführungen durch West-, Nord-, Ost- und Südflügel sowie Obere Orangerie zu jeder vollen Stunde während der Öffnungszeiten (das Schloss kann nur mit einer Führung besichtigt werden) Dauer: 60 Minuten

April bis Oktober nach Vereinbarung (auch kurzfristig) möglich.(Dauer: 60 Minuten)

Kinder- und Jugendführungen sind nach telefonischer Absprache ganzjährig möglich.

Themenführungen zum Barockgarten nach Voranmeldung (Mai - September)

Alle angebotenen Führungen können nach vorheriger Vereinbarung auch zu anderen Terminen außerhalb der normalen Öffnungszeiten durchgeführt werden.

E-Mail:  oder Tel.: 06471/ 9127 0


Castle (with guide)

Single ticket
adults 5,00 €

reduction 3,00 €
family ticket 10,00 €
School classes per student 2,00 €
Kindergartens per child 1,50 €

Combined ticket with the Mining and City Museum
With our entrance ticket you get a discount in the Mining and City Museum opposite

Cooperation with the castle Braunfels
on presentation of a single ticket for adults from Braunfels Castle from 2018 you will receive a reduction of 0.50 € on the entrance fee to Weilburg Castle. (All information about Braunfels Castle at
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50°29'08.8"N 8°15'41.2"E
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Schlossplatz 1
35781 Weilburg an der Lahn
Phone (+49) 6471 31467
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