Jagdschloss Augustusburg

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The hunting lodge of Augustusburg (German: Jagdschloss Augustusburg) was built from 1568 to 1572 above the town of the same name on a hill called the Schellenberg (516 m above sea level) on the northern edge of the Ore Mountains of Germany. The castle, which is visible from afar, is a local landmark. It lies about 12 kilometres east of the city of Chemnitz and about 21 kilometres southwest of Freiberg in the Free State of Saxony.

In building a new castle, Prince Elector Augustus wanted not just to create a prestigious palace for his hunting trips, but also to underline his leading position in Central Germany. The immediate occasion for its construction was his victory in the Grumbach Brawl (Grumbachsche Händel). By enforcing the imperial ban on his Ernestine rivals - John Frederick the Middle and outlawed knight, Wilhelm von Grumbach, who sought refuge with John Frederick - the Albertine elector, Augustus, was able secure his supremacy over the Ernestines. He was also given the Ämter of Weida, Ziegenrück and Arnshaugk, which belonged to what later became the district of Neustädter Kreis. Thanks to the thriving economy of the Electorate of Saxony under Moritz and Augustus, the necessary finance for the construction of the castle was available.

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Comments (11)

JUAN CARLOS CH / FOT… on January 22, 2013

Hola Mark, preciosa toma imvernal. Saludos de J.C.

MAPP HUDRANS on January 23, 2013

Very nice composition of the shot, like :)

Best regards, Magdalena

**omidka&Arman** on January 23, 2013

بسیار زیبا L2 ♥傘با آرزوی موفقیت傘♥

Oleg Timofeev on January 23, 2013

Very nice atmosphere! That's beautiful ! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

✿ܓ Gy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on January 23, 2013

Great shot.

Beautiful location.

Interessante Architektur.

Hallo Gyöngyi

Godo Nikolov on January 23, 2013

Very interesting place and nice photo. Like. Greetings from Bulgaria.

Michael Sumerin on January 24, 2013

Excellent photo. Like. Michael.

Ernandes C Santos on January 25, 2013

*Imagem preciosa e fascinante, trabalho belíssimo e magnífico, Muito boa, Gosto das suas fotos, Obrigado por compartilhar, sinto-me honrado em comentar suas fotos, parabéns...L I K E...Desejo muita paz e saúde...happy new year 2013....Um abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes*...Saudações calorosas de São Paulo - Brasil

Annelies Vink on January 29, 2013

beautiful winterscene, lovely view, like

greetings, Annelies

Jabrus on February 13, 2013

Bonita captura y lugar. Like. Bonita. Gracias por tu visita y comentarios. Buen dia.

Mark Kreuz on February 16, 2013

Thanks to all!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 22, 2013
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    by Mark Kreuz
    • Camera: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. DiMAGE G600
    • Taken on 2012/01/21 12:39:09
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash