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    Burg Prunn is near my house in Bavaria. It was begun in the 1100's and constantly improved until about 1604. It is still in the condition it was in 1604 -- making it worth the visit. It overlooks the Altmuehl River (100M below) and the town of Prunn. It has a dry moat, in the German fashion.

    The tour is conducted only in German, but they have a sheet in English you can read to follow along.

    The tour begins as you gather in courtyard, then go the kitchen. This has the only room in the house that was heated. Men's rooms didn't need heat, since they were supposed to be out doing other things anyway. Women's rooms were heated since they sat around the house knitting, or whatever.

    Then you go into the men's room -- the bar. Following that, the tour continues into the hall, reception room, chapel, sleeping rooms, the guard room, the stable, and lastly, the jail/torture room.

    I like Burg Prunn much better than the large castles that dot the German landscape...it looks more believable as a family living quarters and workplace.

    There is an umimpressive Gasthaus right outside and good parking. Tours are 3E, 50 (about $4 US).
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    Burg Prunn at a distance.
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    • #3
      The courtyard.
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      • #4
        It looks like quite a commanding view of the river. Nice pictures.
        Lance W.

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        • #5
          Nice photos indeed.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lance Williams
            It looks like quite a commanding view of the river. Nice pictures.
            Here's a shot to show you how good the view is.

            JS
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Janos
              Here's a shot to show you how good the view is.

              JS
              That last picture is fantastic.

              How thick were the walls? Was it ever besieged or attacked?

              Dr. S.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
                That last picture is fantastic.

                How thick were the walls? Was it ever besieged or attacked?

                Dr. S.
                The tower's walls are about 4 meters thick. The rest of the walls are somewhat thinner ... maybe a meter or so. German castles rely much more on location than on thick defensive walls. The castle was never attacked.

                JS
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                • #9
                  That's my dreamhome, gents, right there. Yessir.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jim H. Moreno
                    That's my dreamhome, gents, right there. Yessir.
                    I hope you get it! My family has claimed it, too -- and if I can't have it, then a friend should. (Then I can come visit.)

                    JS
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                    • #11
                      Hope there is a place for a womanizing Texan there sir
                      Govenour Of Texas and all southern provinces. Kepper Of The Holy Woodchipper.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jeremy Scott
                        Hope there is a place for a womanizing Texan there sir
                        Actually, this castle is famous for a womanizing incident.

                        The Lord of the castle wanted to marry off his daughter to a proper suitor. He offered to marry her to any man who could walk around the outside of the castle. (Good idea at this point to go up a few, and look at how high it is over the river.)

                        Several prospective husbands fell to their fates.

                        Finally, a good one came along -- and the daughter was getting desperate so she pointed out the obvious to him, "the bottom of the cliff is also walking around the outside."

                        They lived happily ever after.
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                        • #13
                          Nice one.
                          Govenour Of Texas and all southern provinces. Kepper Of The Holy Woodchipper.

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