'Rudelsburg and Saaleck above the Saale.'
Along the Saale you will find many castles and strongholds; the middle part of the valley holds no less than forty! The Rudelburg (left) and Saaleck (right) near Bad Kösen, proud even in ruins, are among the most popular castles of Germany. Just like the Tower of London Saaleck has a historical connection with ravens, though the birds have not prevented its demise. Photo Paul Smit.