As we entered Pottenstein, I couldn't help but marvel at the unique scenery in this area. Then I noticed the Burg! There it was, sitting on one of these rocky Dolomite cliff's, overlooking the Town below!
The Burg is over 1000years old, and is the oldest Burg in Franconia, Germany. I didn't visit the Burg, but you can, and what a view you would have from the top!
There is a permanent exhibition on Saint Elizabeth.........
"Crown, bread and roses 800 years Elisabeth of Thuringia (1207-2007)" is in the tithe barn of the Burg. It's a documentary on the life, work and legacy of Elizabeth. Saint Elisabeth was the widow of Ludwig IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and was held hostage within its walls from 1228 to 1229.
According to legend, while she was being threatened, the eggs and lard in her basket were transformed into beautiful roses — a local adaptation of the famous Miracle of the roses.
The Burg is open most days from 10 - 5pm. It is closed quite often on a Monday.
Please check the website for more details.
ADMISSION IN 2011....ADULTS 5 euros