Ever onwards and after giving Dresden a miss due really to it being too late in the day arriving, we found Stolpen not to far from the Czech border
1 night became 3 as we rode next day and took in the castle the next
Quaint market square on a slope with girlie shops which brought a few smiles
Beasts of unknown origin on springs
Stolpen Castle, or whats left of a typical Saxony fortification
Big surprise this was as at only 5 euro each entry we did not expect much. How wrong we were as there seemed to be endless stairs and exhibits to browse
Always fond of muskets
This takes me back my lad....
Old fashioned wedding ring
more tuesday nights...
Why have long trials nowadays for bad guys when an hour on these gadgets would serve as well
Most of the town is built on Basalt, more than rock hard and been around for well...ages
Loads of stairs down to hidden rooms, what history they must have
View from end tower
Now we felt quite sorry for this lady. Anna Constantia, Countess of Cosel
King Augustus the Strong of Poland kept her as a mistress and promised to marry her one day.
Society at the time viewed her meddling in politics and royal affairs rather dimly, seeing her as dangerous to Polish political interests and so she was effectively placed under house arrest here for 49 years while the King moved on to another mistress.
Nice little business this, just down from the castle, guess what we ordered!