Annual Castle & Marksmen Festival

When the summer in the Ore Mountains draws to the close, the old mining-town Zschopau holds its annual castle and marksmen festival .

The gates of the town are opened widely and visitors are very welcome to join, meet and celebrate with the inhabitants of Zschopau.

Medieval flair, historical workshops, street artists, children's programmes as well as performances of different local clubs will be highly enjoyed by the whole family.  Of course, a rich variety of delicious food and drinks are available at the market, too.

Highlights of the festival include the historical crossbow shooting and awarding its winner, the parade of the clubs and a stunning firework.

Above that, the museums in the castle are opened all weekend. Finally, the observation platform on the tower "Fat Henry" (German: Dicker Heinrich), will provide you wit a fantastic view over Zschopau and its surroundings.