Vacation Day-by-Day : Schloss Burg

20151230_100958Everybody who knows me is aware of my absolute fascination and obsession with castles. There is something mystical and magical about castles and the age they were constructed in.  I often find myself at the base of one of these structures and I wonder how it’s even possible that they exist. How did those people with their ancient technology manage to build these massive, MASSIVE buildings and have them survive the passing of time.

Schloss (German word for castle) Burg was the first castle I’ve seen in its particular style. Unfortunately, the larger part of the castle was destroyed in a siege and was left to decay for a long time after that. It was restored in the 1920’s and is now a museum and tourist attraction. More on the history of it here.

We chose one of the coldest days of the vacation to visit this incredible place, but though our fingers were freezing, we had a blast. Painted ceilings, suits of armour, potsherds and ancient weapons fill the interior spaces. And once we were done exploring, we had a lovely waffle at the Wafflehouse.

This is another part of our trip that I would recommend to anyone. It always fills me with a sense of wonder to walk in those narrow and steep passages, imagining men wearing chain mail and full plate armour running along the ways. It brings stories to life in my mind and I bet it could do the same for anyone.

We went to the very top of the castle with that narrow stairway. Let me tell you, folks, that was quite a climb. But we were rewarded for our effort with the most spectacular view ever. The pictures do it no justice.

After this, I can’t wait to see more castles. I’ll make sure to take some pictures when we go. 😛

Thanks for reading!

Yolandie

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