Castle Hopping Series: {The Zwinger Palace}


The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (outer ward of a concentric castle); it was for the cannons that were placed between the outer wall and the major wall. The Zwinger was not enclosed until the neoclassical building…

Castle Hopping Series: {Schloss Moritzburg}


Moritzburg Castle is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, in the German state of Saxony, about 13km northwest of the Saxon capital, Dresden. The castle has four round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there between 1542 and 1546. The…

Castle Hopping Series: {Heidelberger Schloss}


The castle ruin’s was built in the year 1214 in a Gothic and Renaissance style, and was expanded into two new castles. A large part of the castle was destroyed by lighting strikes in the years 1537 and 1764.

Sächsische Schweiz: Saxonian Switzerland National Park


A chance to travel at Germany gives me the opportunity not only to see the amazing castles but also to wander their beautiful and majestic scenery. And thanks to my ever accomodating buddy Torsten, I can now show you through this blog how lucky I am to experience climbing this wonderful hills. 🙂