Winterpause verlängert!

Aufgrund der bundesweiten Maßnahmen zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie ist das Große Schloss weiterhin in der Winterpause und für den Besucherverkehr geschlossen. Es gibt keine Führungen und das Café ist nicht geöffnet.

Wir hoffen, dass wir Sie schon bald wieder im Schloss begrüßen können.

Überbrücken Sie sich doch die Zeit so lange mit einer virtuellen Führung durch das Große Schloss. Mehr Details gibt es here.

Opening hours

January - February

Winter break
Blankenburg Castle is not open to visitors.

March - December

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 16:00

Temporary restrictions due to e.g. construction work are possible. Please pay attention to the information on these pages or the information on site.

Blankenburg Castle seen from the northwest.

Café & Shop

Samstags von 14.00 bis 16.00 Uhr zu unseren Führungszeiten.

Guided tour

Castle tours take place exclusively from March to December on Saturdays between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. or on special occasions. A tour within the interior is generally possible within a guided group only! Unfortunately, you are not allowed to walk through the castle alone.

The tours start about every 15-30 minutes depending on the number of visitors and last about 1 hour. The last tour starts depending on the light conditions already about 3:30 pm.

Even though many areas of the castle are not accessible due to construction reasons, the most representative rooms, such as the Grey Hall, the Theater, the Castle Chapel, the Emperor's Hall as well as the Knight's Hall can be shown.
In addition, there is a lot of interesting information about the history and architecture of the castle from our castle guides.
Due to construction work, some partial areas may be temporarily inaccessible.

The Castle is an architectural monument and in some parts a construction site. The tour through the building is therefore not barrier-free and some stairs have to be mastered.

Special tours

We also offer interested groups guided tours in addition to the regular hours mentioned above and are also happy to open our café for your special occasion. In addition, you can have a real baroque lady in costume show you the Great Castle.
Even if you want to experience a guided tour on Saturday without waiting and other guests, you can order a special tour.
Many things are possible, we will be happy to advise you. You are welcome to send your request to the adjacent contact details or directly to



The courtyard and some sections are freely accessible.

Guided tour

A tour through the interior is only possible within a guided tour of the castle for which a fee is charged.

Adult (from 16 years) 4,00 Euro
Child (6 to incl. 15 years) 2,50 Euro
Children under 6 years and members of the association Rettung Schloss Blankenburg e.V. have free admission.

Special tours

up to and including 5 persons:
35,- Euro (Children under 6 years have free entry.)

from the 6th person:
Adult (from 16 years) 7,- Euro
Child (6 to incl. 15 years) 3,- Euro
Children under 6 years and members of the association Rettung Schloss Blankenburg e.V. have free entry.

All castle guides work exclusively on a voluntary basis. All proceeds go towards the reconstruction and further restoration of the monument.


Verein Rettung Schloss Blankenburg e.V.

Großes Schloss 1
38889 Blankenburg (Harz)
Phone 03944 3676223
Fax 03944 3676224

Please use our answering machine outside our office hours for telephone enquiries.