Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Breaking the Circle: Jagdschloss Granitz (Rügen)

The Granitz Hunting Lodge is built in the middle of a very deep forest and on top of the hill (the highest one in East Rügen)  in the years 1838 to 1846 by order of Prince Wilhelm Malte I of Putbus, based on a design by Berlin architect, Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer in the style of the North Italian Renaissance castellos. It was once a popular holiday destination for European nobility and prominent people.

Today the castle is a museum and although it is a bit morbid with hunting trophies, the very striking inside circular staircase is a suggested one if you're on Rügen, but not for the fears of heights.

More infos: WIKI

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