July 1, 2011 - Coburg Castle - Coburg, Germany
The "Crown of Franconia" is one of the best-preserved and largest medieval castle complexes in Germany. Visible from miles away, it dominates not only the cityscape with its buildings, towers, defensive walls and bastions, but also the landscape itself within a large radius. For centuries it was the residence of various sovereigns and host to high-ranking personalities of contemporary history, including first and foremost, Martin Luther, who found refuge here for almost six months in 1530. In 1632 the castle was unsuccessfully besieged by the chief commander of the imperial armies of Albrecht von Wallenstein.
Thank you for all the comments on my Bermuda photo yesterday. Happy Friday!