Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Schloss Augustusburg, "Crown of the Ore Mountains", is built on the peak of a long extinct volcano in Saxony, Germany. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Brühl along with the Castle of Falkenlust. Between them, they are early examples of royal residences of the 18th century.
It overlooks the river Zschopau on which there are 7 other castles within about 130 km (about 80 miles). The Ore Mountains (Das Erzgebirge) are a mountain range that for centuries marked the border between Saxony and Bohemia and now between Germany and the Czech Republic.