The late gothic Burgk castle rises high above the meandering river Saale. Most remarkable is the separate, round Hungerturm (hunger tower) with its half-timbered extension looking like a knight's helmet from an eastern fairy tale. The still fully intact, late gothic kitchen with Germany's biggest stove, no less than 21 meters high, is definitely worth a visit. And during the tourist season the chapel with its rich rococo interior hosts weekly concerts on the famous Silbermann organ. Photo Paul Smit.