Photos courtesy of Schlosshotel Purschenstein
45 rooms (24 are in the main
Single rooms: from 95 euros
Double rooms: 110–150 euros
Suites: 140–280 euros
Open: all year
Neuhausen in southeast of Chemnitz and just 7 km from the border of the Czech Republic. Look for route 171. In the village of Sayda, look for a sign that says Neuhuasen. Arrangements for a 20-pax mini-bus can be made for Dresden or Prague.
On site: swimming pool; sauna
Nearby: hiking; bicycling; fishing; skiing; horseback riding; Seiffen; Neuhausen and the nutcracker museum
Off the beaten track in southern Saxony and just 7 km from the border of the Czech Republic, Schloss Purschenstein has welcomed travelers and traders since its days as a stop along the Salt Road.
Winding along the back roads through conifer forests and rolling hills, you’ll spot the turrets and roof line of the castle before you enter the village of Neuhausen.
This friendly castle hotel offers clean rooms spread out in three different buildings. In the main castle, an elevator takes guests to their rooms.
Guest rooms vary in size, and you have a choice of a standard double, suite, or a duplex with the bedroom reached by stairs from the living area below. All are nicely furnished with the occasional antique piece, parquet floors, and modern bathrooms with either a shower or bathtub. For those who need to stay connected, you’ll find free Wi-Fi.
Most meals may be taken in the “Remise” or former coach house, which also holds some guest rooms. The hotel’s cuisine is highly regarded and reasonably priced. Hearty breakfasts are served buffet style. An outdoor terrace is the place to enjoy a specialty coffee.