Exhibition in the Upper castle

"From the land of the governors with the Principality of Reuss older line" is an adventure for the whole family.
Romanesque double chapel from the 12th Century belongs to the outstanding features. It is a two storey chapel construction, in which the individual chapel rooms are aligned. Such chapels are extremely rare. In Thuringia, there are only 2 other religious buildings of this type.

History boring and gray? Not in the Museum of the Upper castle!
In the unique architectural historical envorinment of the castle, the museum presence a lot of information on the history of the Vogtland and the Principality of Reuss older line. The permanent exhibition  is a symbiosis of architectural history findings and of the related cultural and historical backgrounds.

In the basement you get information to the medieval castle and its historical development to the Upper Castle, archeology and geology. On the first floor of the simplicity of the Romanesque double chapel stands in contrast to the opulence of the elaborate rococo plasterwork and chandeliers. In this floor you will find a contemporary overview of the Reformation to the 18th Century. You finish your tour in the premises of the second floor. Here you will receive impressions until the early 19th Century.

The highlight of the exhibition is experience of the 3-D film. It is titled "shine and glory of the Reuss" and takes you with its stereoscopic projection into the third dimension of the history of Greiz. This film was produced specifically for the museums of the palace and residence Greiz. Adventurers of all ages can go with the skateboard on a journey through the history of the Upper Castle. With a mix of knowledge, speed and skill you can look at the Upper Castle from a completely different view.

The Museum in the Lower Castle allows you to continue the tour of the Princes Reuss older line in the authentic premises of the 19. Century. The museum in the Upper Castle - an experience for all ages.


adults: 5,00 EUR (reduced: 2,00 EUR)
Kombiticket: 7,00 EUR (reduced: 4,00 EUR)

reduced: Students under 18 years, Social Pass holders, children under 3 years free

opening hours:

Tue - Su 10 a.m. - 05.00 p.m., Monday closed

Closing days:

24./25./31.12., 01.01.