"Klaffenbach Water Castle: Around" Chemnitz Travelogue by Russell_the_Wombat
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Mommy took me on a looong tram ride beyond the boundaries of the city. She would not tell me before where we were going. Surprise, surprise, she said.
We got off at a village named Klaffenbach, walked a bit, and then we saw - this.
We crossed the small river on the bridge and reached a row of buildings with a gate and tower. Walking though the gate we reached a wide courtyard and a water castle.
In the 16th century a guy had become rich with the silver mining in the Ore Mountains and finally acquired nobilization. He thought - as many neo-rich do - ok now I need a house that matches my new status. He had himself built a castle in the countryside, complete with surrounding moat and everything.
The castle is just a cube but the architect had a funky idea for his neo-rich client: those strange gables on the roof and the corners.
A walk round the castle reveals new perspectives and new reflections in the water of the moat all the time. Let's do a photo session!
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