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STOLPEN CASTLE

Simply inescapable The castle and town of Stolpen

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fortress of roughly cut timbers is said to have

fame by war and catastrophes, but instead by intrigues

was to become a victim of her princely bedmate. The

stood here since at least 1100, where today

at the Saxon court, to which Stolpen Castle ows its

stone on which the castle is built is as hard as the fate

Stolpen Castle greets its visitors. The castle was first

most famous and lasting resident. For almost half a

suffered by countess. Basalt, which forms the base of

mentioned in documents in the year 1222. The follo-

century, until her death in 1765, Anna Constantia

the fortress, was first described by scientists in Stolpen.

wing eight hundred years saw much light but even more

Countess von Cosel was to remain banished behind its

The characteristic stone of the castle mountain, as well

shadow, for Stolpen was to suffer greatly in the storms

walls. This cheerful, beautiful and clever woman, long-

as the deepest, unsupported basalt well in the world,

of European feuds. Hussites, Swedes, Prussians and

time mistress of Augustus the Strong and mother of

carry the status of a national geotope.

French were to leave scars on the fortress, just as plague

three of his children, had made enemies due to her

and fire did, too. But the castle was not to achieve

apparent interference in political affairs and eventually

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Burg Stolpen | Schlossstrasse 10 | 01833 Stolpen | Phone +49 35973 23410 | stolpen@schloesserland-sachsen.de | www.burg-stolpen.de eo

the way is signposted from the »Bastei« | BY BUS from Dresden to Stolpen, bus stop Schützenhausstraße | BY RAIL from Pirna to Stolpen, followed by a 30-minute walk

Marketplace Stolpen

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DIRECTIONS | BY CAR via autobahn A 4, exit Ottendorf-Okrilla via Radeberg to Stolpen via federal road B 6 Dresden – Bischofswerda, then signposted; from Saxon Switzerland

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Old splendor in new glory  
Old splendor in new glory  

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