"Schösserturm" Stolpen Things to Do Tip by german_eagle
Stolpen Things to Do: 19 reviews and 61 photos
The "Schösser" tower was built 1476 - 87, first as the Bishop's residence, later it was turned into offices for the tax collector - which is what "Schösser" meant in medieval times. The local Schösser collected the taxes for about 80 villages and two towns (Stolpen and Bischofswerda) in the region - quite a job!
The walls are 3 m thick. You can enter and see the room on the ground floor. Interesting is the small hole in the wall (pic 2, to the right) through which they listened in on the talks of the waiting people in front of the gate. Big brother was watching you even in medieval times!
In the basement were two dark and very humid jail "rooms".