Friday, July 10, 2015


A beautiful german official card showing the Hanstein Castle, located in Bornhagen, a municipality in the district of Eichsfeld in Thuringia.
DE-413198, sent by Frank.
Hanstein Castle was mentioned for the first time in official documents in the 9th century in Corvey Monastery, and is considered one of the largest castle ruins in central Germany. In the Middle Ages, the castle served as a prison. During the Thirty Years' War, it was partly destroyed by Swedish troops, after which it was no longer inhabited on a regular basis.
Since 1990, Hanstein Castle has belonged to the municipal council of Bornhagen. English photographer Mark Robert Davey helped the castle in 2006 by raising money with his black and white photograph of the Hanstein. In 2008, Hanstein Castle celebrated 700 years. Various festivals take place every year. - in: wikipedia

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