Burg Stolpen
Burg Stolpen
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Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Stockton, TX42 contributions
Family
Awesome!!! I really love this place and it’s always great to be there. It was our third visit and it won’t be the last. Our kids are afraid of the ghost in the cellar. Great idea!!
Written February 21, 2020
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RobLaw47
Pittsburgh, PA3,574 contributions
Solo
Based on TA raves, drove here and climbed a long way only to find no open entrance.Other old fortified castles in the area are open. A German I met also had no luck.
Written November 4, 2019
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shellyb72
Tucson74 contributions
Couples
We dumbed on to this fabulous fortress and it was an absolute favorite part of our trip. There were very few people here. We had the place almost to ourselves. We loved exploring every nook and cranny and learning about poor Countess Vin Cosel. The day was absolutely perfect!
Written June 17, 2019
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ashevc
Dresden, Germany99 contributions
Family
The place is, with no doubts, a special insider tip for tourists in the region. Authentic, restored with care in the last years (we saw it for the first time ca 8 years ago - huge difference), the castle offers unique combination of history, architecture, landscape, geology, folklore and contemporary comfort remaining a quite place at the roadside of the main touristic stream. Close to Dresden, reachable by public transportation (bus line 261).
For geocacher-community: recommended area for daily rounds
Written September 2, 2018
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Drezdany
Richmond, CA255 contributions
Solo
It was a rainy day as Germany experienced storm Xavier. I decided to drive from Dresden to visit this fortress where the mistress of August the Strong was incarcerated until her death. What I didn’t know was that this fortress was built on and from its basalt ground, and is therefore one of its kind. While walking through the rooms, towers, and museum displays (incl. the torture chamber!), the storm hit hard and I watched from a tower window. It was a perfect day to visit such a fortress. As the rain let up, I was able to walk the grounds and a bit in the forest. The town of Stolpen is also very picturesque and worth a stroll. Great area to visit if you want to do something outside of Dresden.
Written June 24, 2018
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Bohemian Switzerland GUIDE
Krasna Lipa, Czech Republic74 contributions
Family
Lovely small castle. There are typical items (weapon, instrumenty of torture, ...) Very good cafe at the centre of castle.
Written October 20, 2016
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MZ123461
Prague, Czech Republic3,591 contributions
Friends
2016 will be the 300th anniversary of a tragic event in Countess Cosel’s life – her imprisonment at Stolpen Castle. The place is in a good shape and the city around Charming.
Written June 2, 2016
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komsAustralia
Adelaide, Australia1,344 contributions
Couples
Stoplen is a historical town in Saxony. Most of the buildings in the town are from the Gothic era. But Stolpen is best known for its 800-year-old castle Burg Stolpen built on a basalt hill Schlossberg. (Basalt columns are visible almost everywhere.)
It has an interesting history. For nearly 350 years it owned by the Bishop of Meissen. Later its ownership was passed to the Electorate of Saxony. In the 17th century it served as fortification during the Napoleonic wars and today it is state property and is used as a museum.
One of the most fascinating of histories of Burg Stoplen is linked to the tragic fate of Anna Constantia von Brockdorff, Countess (Gräfin) von Cosel. Which was featured in an exhibition that explored her life, imprisonment and tragic fate.
Countess von Cosel was the mistress of Augustus II the Strong (August II Mocny) the King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. She was imprisoned in the castle for 49 years (from 1716 till her death in 1765). She was even buried in the castle chapel.
There are three of her tombstones from different eras exhibited in what remains of the castle chapel. Two of them are on the nearby wall. The more contemporaneous of the stones lies on the original grave site.
Her presence can be felt in the castle to this day. There are also some other interesting exhibitions to see as well.
The entrance is not free however, I think this is one of worthwhile castles, or rather what was left of it, to see in Saxony. I would highly recommend.
Written May 3, 2016
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Karin H
Shenzhen, China809 contributions
Friends
We were amazed by the size of the castle and also pleased how good it is renovated for the public. Great view from the towers of the village and the surrounded area.
Written January 18, 2016
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Jana46
Prague, Czech Republic443 contributions
Couples
Interesting place and must see for everyone interested in August the Strong. There is a very nice exhibition on Countess Cosel, her life and imprisoment in the castle. The text is in German, English and Czech. At beginning you see the model of the castle water supply and the torture chamber with various instruments. The place was formely own by the bishops if Meissen who resided there. Later it served as a hunting lodge and also as a strategic military fortress.Basalt, which forms the base of the fortress, was first described by scientists here in Stolpen. The characteristic stone of the castle mountain, as well as the deepest, unsupported basalt well in the world carry the status of a national geotope. There is also a small garden restaurant.
Written August 10, 2013
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