Burg Kriebstein

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Mark Kreuz on February 5, 2012

Kriebstein Castle (German: Burg Kriebstein) is a castle in Kriebstein near the town of Waldheim in the German state of Saxony. The castle rises above steep crags over the River Zschopau. Within the topographical grouping of hill castles it is classified as a spur castle because it lies on the extreme end of a hill spur surrounded on three sides by the Zschopau that flows around the spur in a large bow. he rock on which the castle stands is separated from rising ground behind it by a man-made section of ditch, the so-called Halsgraben. Typologically the Kriebstein is a combination of a tower castle (Turmburg) and a ringwork castle (Ringburg) with an oval ground plan. Dominating the whole site is the monumental keep perched atop the highest crag. With its sides measuring 22 x 12 metres, the tower, including its weather vane, reaches a height of 45 metres. Its late medieval oriel turrets and the flèche give the castle a unique and thus unmistakeable silhouette. Around the keep are grouped the tower-shaped gatehouse, the curtain wall with its domestic wing, the kitchen and other buildings including the chapel wing. On the east side of the chapel wing is the double-bay, cross-ribbed vaulted Gothic hall and the rear of the castle. This building complex, immediately above the steep slopes over the Zschopau river, has a continuous upper storey dating to the 17th century. The Late Gothic kitchen building is attached directly to the keep at the centre of the castle. The whole is enclosed by a domestic wing, that was used as a great hall (today as a concert and event chamber; weddings also take place at the castle) and contained the well house as well as the northern defensive wall that joined onto the gatehouse.

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Dezso Biczo © on February 5, 2012

 this brilliant idea.


  • Nice time for Panoramio.

Regards • Dezső - PECS / HUNGARY

Kalin Ranchev on February 5, 2012

Wonderful castle, nice winter composition!!!





Lucien Kivit on February 5, 2012

Beautiful picture of an impressive castle, thanks for text #1, LIKE, regards from Belgium, Lucien

Godo Nikolov on February 5, 2012

Very beautiful composition. Like. Best wishes.

javad aleali on February 5, 2012

Nice photo


zyz . on February 6, 2012

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Вадим Крюков on February 6, 2012

Beautiful photo! Regards, Vadim. L

Galishev Pavel on February 6, 2012

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sistuccio on February 6, 2012

Very good shot , great construction!!!ILIKE.Ciao,Dino

Jabrus on February 6, 2012

Buena captura y perspectiva. Like.

Wojciech Noworyta on February 7, 2012

Very nice. L+F

WiJarn on February 8, 2012

Excellent shot, Interesting photo! Like Greetings from Thailand.Thailand.

Wonderful shot! Like!

senmax on February 8, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

Mark Kreuz on February 13, 2012

Thanks to all!

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  • Uploaded on February 5, 2012
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    by Mark Kreuz
    • Camera: Sony Ericsson U5i
    • Taken on 2012/02/04 12:31:32
    • Exposure: 0.008s
    • Focal Length: 4.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash