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Citizen Office / Tourist Information
Altmarkt 209405 Zschopau

Phone: +49 (0)3725 2870

Fax: +49 (0)3725 287222


opening times:


09.00 - 3.00 pm


09.00 - 6.00 pm


09.00 - 2.00 pm
(city offices closed)


09.00 - 5.00 pm


09.00 - 2.00 pm


09.00 - 11.00 am
(the registration office open by appointment)

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the Community Office between 12.00 - 1.00 pm clock are closed.

Lookout Points in the Vicinity

Zschopau's vicinity is characterized by several lookout points in the immediate surrounding of the town which is itself situated in a valley. Those lookouts guarantee a fabulous view and are often labelled as "pulpits" (German: Kanzel).

  • Bodemerkanzel
    This outlook is dedicated to the industrialist Bodemer. At this place, a plaque is located which carries a quotation by Goethe as inscription.
  • Seminaristenkanzel
    Above a bench, a memorial stone is situated which was dedicated to the Studienrat (German honorary title for a teacher) Eger in 1928. He was also a member of local club which was dedicated to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the local area.
  • Cottabank
    This bench, which was built of natural stone, carries the inscription: “H. Cotta, born 30. October 1763, died 28. October 1844“ and is dedicated to the famous hunter.
  • Mosens Ruh
    This outlook is related to a former minister of Zschopau, Mr Mosen. He worked in Zschopau in the second half of the 19 th century and was a freeman of the town. This place used to be his favourite spot.

Gardens & Parks

Castle Gardens

Be enchanted by a walk through the picturesquely designed castle gardens, surrounded by the historical setting of Wildeck Castle. The oldest layout plan of the garden derives from 1833. During the years 2004/2005 a fundamental re-design took place by the landscape architect Gerd Tschersich. The castle gardens consists of several spectacularly arranged parts - the castle courtyard, the baroque and rose garden, as well as a place called "Under the Pergola". While taking a walk through the gardens, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful view on the "Zschopense", the bridges crossing the river and the eastern, southern and western surroundings.

Opening Times:
October until April = 10 am to 4 pm (weather dependent)
May until September = 10 am to 6 pm
also open on Wednesdays


Park "An den Anlagen"

After the construction of a secondary modern school (German: Bürgerschule) in 1888 and the emperor's hall (1903 - not existing anymore), a park with a fountain and a bandstand was designed at the turn to the 20th century. A centennial memorial stone serves as a reminder of the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in 1813. The park was re-arranged according to historical plans including the still existing old groups of trees between the years 2007 and 2010.


Resting Point at the River Zschopau

The “Stülpner Fountain”, which is situated at the resting point, was created by a local club concerned with the preservation of the nature and culture of the Ore Mountains (German: Erzgebirgsverein). It is located on a path along the river between Zschopau and Wilischthal and dedicated to the local hero Carl Stülpner.


Anton-Günther - Place

The small park including a plaque was dedicated to the popular poet Anton Günther by a local Christmas club in 1938.

Above that, the wooded vicinity of Zschopau offers various well-signed hiking paths leading to the neighbouring castles and other points of interest.

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