Schloss Prossen

Schloss Prossen (Prossen Castle) is a holiday residence in a former manor house in Saxon Switzerland—situated only 300 metres from the river Elbe and close to the spa town of Bad Schandau. The centuries-old building looks back on an eventful history and was in a dilapidated state when Jutta and Torsten Wiesner bought it in 2014. From 2017 to 2019, the conversion and extensive renovation of the listed property was carried out under the direction of the Dresden-based architectural firm schoper.schoper. The original building structure with its spacious halls was exposed, the roof truss was newly constructed, murals on the walls and ceilings dating from the Renaissance period and the Baroque stucco ceilings were restored, and old floors were refurbished. New additions such as the stair tower have been designed in such a way that they are not perceived as a contrast to the existing building.

The furniture, however, sets a clear counterpoint to the historical ambience. Instead of chandeliers and antiques, the furniture is modern, straightforward and gives the rooms an ambience that is both elegant and casual. The apartments and suites have a loft-like character: all have open-plan living, dining and cooking areas, some extend on two levels and have sleeping galleries, while in other apartments, room-dividing furniture designed specifically for the manor house separates the various functions.

The Garden Hall and the Fireplace Hall are open to all guests. The vaulted cellar, where a wellness area with Finnish and bio-sauna is located in the former castle kitchen, invites guests to relax. The manor house is surrounded by a park with old trees—from the historical pavilion you have a view of the nearby river Elbe as well as the Lilienstein, one of the most striking mountains of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Find out more in our UA HomeStory.

Credits: Till Schuster

What to do

Hiking in and around the Saxon Switzerland National Park; cycling directly along the Elbe on the Elbe Cycle Route; climbing steep paths and via ferratas in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains; wellness and relaxation in the spa town of Bad Schandau; excursions to Pirna, Dresden and Prague; canoe tours on the Elbe; historic narrow-gauge railway in the Kirnitzsch Valley; visits to numerous palaces and castles such as Moritzburg or Königstein Fortress.

Why we like this house

The result of a wonderful liaison between historical architecture and modern interiors: contemporary manor house apartments, which are magnificent but do without pomp and circumstance.

This house is great for

Due to its quiet but central location, Prossen Castle is suitable for people seeking relaxation as well as for active holidaymakers and guests with an interest in culture. 
Celebrations, courses or workshops: The Garden Hall and Fireplace Hall or the entire house can be rented for events.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Saxony, Saxon Switzerland, Bad Schandau
Name Schloss Prossen
Scenery Only 300 metres from the river Elbe and close to the spa town
Number of guests Max. 33 in 3 suites und 8 apartments for 2-6 guests
Completed 1693/2019
Design schoper.schoper Architekten, Dresden
Published Der Feinschmecker 02/2022, Business magazine €uro 3/2021
Special Features Daily delivery of bread rolls, breakfast and shopping service
Architecture Historical, Old & new
Accomodation Apartment
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Garden, Hiking, Loft, Meeting, Sauna

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  1. Wir sind ein Fan von Urlaubsarchitektur und haben schon einige tolle Unterkünfte in verschiedenen Ländern kennengelernt, aber das Schloss Prossen hat uns am besten gefallen. Der Gastgeber hat uns sehr herzlich aufgenommen und uns das Haus vorgestellt, inclusive Geschichte und Renovierung. Wir waren begeistert vom Stil des Hauses mit den gewählten Materialien und dem entstandenen Komfort in diesem historischen Gebäude mit hochwertiger, moderner Ausstattung und besonderen Möbeln. Ein gelungenes Konzept , viel Liebe zum handwerklichen Detail im Einklang von Neu und Alt. Ruhige und ideale Lage für Wanderungen und Ausflüge.
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  2. Ein großes Kompliment an die Macher*innen und das Architekturbüro, wir haben uns in allen Belangen sehr wohl gefühlt! Die historische Substanz wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail und großem Sachverstand wieder zu neuem Glanz erweckt, die modernen Ergänzungen sind stimmig und durchdacht. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!
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  3. Perfekter Ort um zu Entspannen. Wunderschön, stilvoll aber nicht protzig, einfach 100 % . Die Lage bietet für alle was! Man kann aktiv sein , aber auch einfach Seele baumeln lassen … vielen Dank für tollen Urlaub:-))
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  4. Wir haben uns in dem mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichteten und restaurierten Haus sehr, sehr wohl gefühlt. Auch der Garten – abends mit Feuerschale, wenn es kühl ist – ist wunderschön und ermöglicht entspannte Stunden nach einem vielfältigen Tagesprogramm, welches die Umgebung bietet. Kurz gesagt: hervorragend!!
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  5. Was für ein herrlicher Ort, um die sächsische Schweiz zu erkunden! Mit viel Liebe zum Detail und modern ausgestattete Appartments, die keine Wünsche offen lassen.
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