[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30348] Wachsenburg Castle was originally built in the 10th century but was extensively reconstructed in the 17th and 19th century. It is one of three medieval castles that are located on three isolated hill tops between Gotha and Arnstadt. The other two castles are Burg Gleichen and Mühlburg Castle. Legend has it that during a spring thunderstorm in 1231 all three strongholds were set to flames by the same lightning bolt. Since then they are known as “Drei Gleichen” (three resembling ones). Photo Mick Palarczyk.
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