Once upon a time, the castle defences offered protection for the area and its people and it was a seat of government.
Even today, the castle ruin of Weißenstein is one of the most important castle sites in Eastern Bavaria. The castle walls can be seen from far away. When the Counts of Bogen built the castle in 1100, they chose this site for a reason: The castle sits 750 metres above sea level directly on the quarz rocks of the Pfahl, which stretches for many kilometres through the Bavarian Forest and reaches its highest point in Weißenstein.
For many years, the castle resisted attacks. But it was almost destroyed in 1742 during the Austrian War of Succession: only a few buildings, including the great castle tower, survived. Knights, maidens, archers, sword fighters, entertainers and market traders remind us of life in those days and the battle around the castle every 2 years at a big medieval spectacle.
Children can also be reminded of the middle ages during craft afternoons. There is a breathtaking view of the whole of the Bavarian Forest from the castle.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-13 3:53
Good capture of old castle in ruins among rocky and rugged surroundings. Good high place to built this fortification. The facade seems like a helpless human face, who is waiting for the inevitable. Good shot with natural colors and light.
Thanks for sharing.
snunney (101778) 2014-01-13 4:01
A hilltop castle, still impressive, even though in ruins. The upward point of view accentuates its dominant position. Very good light and colours and excellent rendering of the textural detail.
papagolf21 (103908) 2014-01-13 4:17
Bonjour, cher Georg,
Les siècles passent et les pierres restent pour témoigner de leur passage.
Merci pour cette très belle prise de vue historique.
Très bonne journée.
Nicou (145294) 2014-01-13 5:54
quelle vue sur ce château sueprbe compo et vue il se fond davec la roche et ces tons doux quel captage et vue sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
Fis2 (100828) 2014-01-13 6:06
Ciekawy POV i kompozycja.
Widze, ze cos sie robi...
tedesse (25135) 2014-01-13 6:38
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja, piekne kolory i swiatlo, super ostrsc tej interesujacej prezentacji ruin zamku w Weißenstein.
Sonata11 (33969) 2014-01-13 7:02
Witaj Jurek, piekna kompozycja. Piekny stary zamek. Uwielbiam takie miejsca i ich zwiedzanie. Chyba moglabym zwiedzac przez cale zycie. Super praca.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
ikeharel (73561) 2014-01-13 8:34
Good evening Georgm,
A fort built atop of the rock, a massive guarded castle.
Well taken with a view upwards, enhance the feel how an assault-batalion would had seen this.
Fine clear shot, light and contrast well rendered.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-13 11:07
nitidezza, colore e composizione impeccabile per una delle tante meraviglie della Baviera.
Eccellente anche il POV che ti ha permesso di contrastare il colore della roccia e della pietra con uno splendido cielo ricco di colore.
Ciao e buona serata
danos (99902) 2014-01-13 11:47
nice the view of the castle in ruins as dominating the area and connected with a lot of glories from the past.I like the good presentation as the excellent light and colour managementof the scene.
holmertz (55035) 2014-01-13 11:56
The ruins could inspire the imaginations of a child and look very attractive to anyone as they seem to be an integrated part of the huge rock. I like the fabulous light and fine colours of this photo. I don't know how much PP this needed but you did it very well.
Graal (103034) 2014-01-13 11:57
interesujacy widok zamku na skalach. Fajne obronne polozenie, trudny byl do zdobycia. Dobry strzal i kadr. Notka tez ok. Porzadna robota.
jhm (155370) 2014-01-14 2:58
These picture shows wonderful details of the rocks.
Also the towers on the rocks are very well photographed
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-14 3:26
namaste, interesting ruin of this castle here. Composed beautifully. Great details and framed beautifully. Tfs.
Silvio1953 (146807) 2014-01-14 8:30
Ciao Georg, lovely composition with fantastic castle, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio