"Main Portal" Stolpen Things to Do Tip by german_eagle
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The main portal consists of a big gate and a small door by the side. The architecture of the portal is typical for the middle of the 16th century (Renaissance).
In 1560 the sculptured Saxon coat-of-arms was added. The two knights are a symbol for the connection of the Saxon elector dukes and the Danish Royals.
The tympanon (shows Simon's fight with the lion) was removed and is now presented in the stables (Kornhaus).
Let's enter the oldest part of the castle ...