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Buffalo Soldiers wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Stockton, Texas32 contributions3 helpful votes
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!!
Date of experience: February 2020
RobLaw47 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3,544 contributions87 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: November 2019
shellyb72 wrote a review Jun 2019
Tucson68 contributions42 helpful votes
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!
Date of experience: May 2019
ashevc wrote a review Sep 2018
Dresden, Germany99 contributions20 helpful votes
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…
Date of experience: August 2018
Drezdany wrote a review Jun 2018
Richmond, California253 contributions74 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: October 2017