A trip through the centuries
The small town of Stolpen, idyllically situated near Dresden, invites you to experience Saxon history on a large and small scale at first hand with a wealth of attractions.
An excursion through the centuries - this is the motto under which the castle town of Stolpen with its districts of Langenwolmsdorf, Helmsdorf, Lauterbach, Rennersdorf-Neudörfel and Heeselicht welcomes its guests.
Stolpen has become famous above all for its castle and the tragic fate of a fascinating woman: Anna Constantia von Cosel. The most famous mistress of Augustus the Strong was imprisoned in Stolpen Castle for 49 years.
The natural monument of Stolpen columnar basalt is characteristic of the entire town. Volcanic lava solidified here about 25 million years ago to form particularly beautiful slender columns. With its 82 metres, the castle fountain is the deepest natural stone basalt fountain on earth! The name "basalt" was first used for the black-bluish columns of Stolpen. From here the name went around the world.
The small town of Stolpen on the northern slope of the Burgberg hill enchants with its romantic flair. Lovingly restored buildings and squares take visitors back to times when people still travelled by carriage. Moreover, the castle town of Stolpen is the ideal starting point for exploring top-class sights in the surrounding area: the rocky world of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the Saxon capital Dresden, the castles and vineyards of the Saxon Elbland and the charming towns and landscapes of Upper Lusatia are, as it were, right on the doorstep ...