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  Schösser tower from outside the castle
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  • Schösser tower from outside the castle - Stolpen
      Schösser tower from outside the castle
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  • room in the Schösser tower - Stolpen
      room in the Schösser tower
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  • room in the Schösser tower - Stolpen
      room in the Schösser tower
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  • coat-of-arms (Saxony) - Stolpen
      coat-of-arms (Saxony)
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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".

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  • Written May 3, 2012
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