Photo Friday: Schloss Rochlitz

by Chris on May 6, 2011

This week’s Photo Friday: Schloss Rochlitz in Saxony. Plus a bonus photo of mummified rats!
Schloss Rochlitz medieval castles, Saxony, Germany

The theme for this week’s Photo Friday is castles. We toured three medieval castles in a day last year on our trip to Germany. Above is Schloss Rochlitz, notable for its dark history. Once a royal residence for Saxon princes, Rochlitz also served as¬†prison, a Third Reich stronghold and, under the East German government, even […]

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Leipzig, Germany

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A day visiting best medieval castles in Saxony, Germany, including the well-preserved Burg Kriebstein, the gloomy Schloss Rochlitz, and Schloss Colditz, a former Nazi prison for Allied officers.
Burg Kriebstein, medieval castle, Saxony, Germany

The German state of Saxony, tucked away in the southeast near the Czech border, may not have the country’s most famous castles (that honor probably belongs to Bavaria’s Schloss Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Walt Disney’s faux castles). But the seat of various powerful kingdoms, electorates and duchies has left the region with more than its […]