Wachsenburg Castle, Thuringia, Germany
© Raimund Linke/Masterfil
Reflecting on autumn. Autumnal reflections at Wachsenburg Castle
As we get further into September and the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, let’s head to the German state of Thuringia and enjoy this autumnal scene at Wachsenburg Castle. Wachsenburg is one of three neighbouring hilltop castles collectively known as the Drei Gleichen – or “Three Equals” – alongside Gleichen Castle and Muhlburg Castle.Wachsenburg itself has a colourful past, originally built around the year 930, it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times since and has served as a frontier fortification, a base for a robber baron and a prison. It has now been turned into a hotel, museum and a restaurant, which is popular with hikers. Thuringia itself is not short of an historic building or two. It boasts more than 400 palaces and castles, some in ruins, some complete – all with their own stories to tell.