Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg

Short facts

  • Hofgeismar

Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg - the fairytale castle is located in the Reinhardswald Nature Park

Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg - an insider tip for fairytale fans and culture enthusiasts. It's a place you won't find anywhere else like it. It is the fairytale castle of the Brothers Grimm and impresses with its mighty location in the Reinhardswald forest in the Hofgeismar district of Sababurg.
The state of Hesse has been renovating Sababurg Castle as the owner since 2018. Before it can be fully reopened, extensive renovation work is still required from the building to the castle gardens. The Sleeping Beauty town of Hofgeismar in the Reinhardswald Nature Park is working with the state of Hesse to ensure that the enchanted grounds with the castle courtyard and sun terrace remain open during the extensive renovation work. They are also working on a fairytale event programme. For example, Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming will stroll through the castle grounds at selected times.
We will keep you up to date on what you can experience at Sababurg from May to October 2024 on the municipal website. Please inform yourself about the current status of the renovation work and any resulting restrictions before you arrive!
Small TIP: A visit to the Sababurg Zoo offers various fairytale views of Sleeping Beauty Castle.


34369 Hofgeismar


Phone: +49 5671 / 999 222

Fax: +49 5671 / 999 200



General information

  • for Groups
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
  • Suitable for Pushchair
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Handicapped accessible WC
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Heed the hygiene instructions
Price info

Outside area accessible free of charge


The Sababurg can be reached by car. Access to the castle courtyard is not possible for cars. The car park is located below the castle (approx. 70m).

The local public transport bus line 190 takes you directly below the castle (bus stop "Dornröschenschloss"). From there you can walk the rest of the way.

Other bus stops are at the Sababurg Zoo and the Sababurg primeval forest.


More info

Sleeping Beauty Castle is currently under renovation!

Please inform yourself about the current status of the renovation work and any restrictions on before your visit.

The way to the zoo, below the castle, is not far - here you can find various gastronomic offers. -Gasthaus "Zum Thiergarten": Tel. 05671 / 766 499 90 - access without admission to the zoo -

Close to the fairytale castle is the Sababurg Zoo with its nature park information centre. The zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany still preserved in its original area. Just a short walk away is the Sababurg primeval forest, the oldest protected area in Hessen with mighty old hute oaks. For more holiday ideas from nature park tours to city tours, visit the nature park website at


The Sababurg is on the route of the Weserbergland hiking trail XW - awarded as a quality trail Wanderbares Deutschland.


Next steps

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