The Stolberg castle seems to literally grow out of the massive limestone rock. Already in the 12th century built by Knights Reinardus Stalburg at this point a paved courtyard, which was expanded in later centuries more.
This said Knight of Reinardus by Stalburg is also the namesake for the village and the city of Stolberg.
Ende of the 19th century the castle was only a ruin and they say that in many of the houses of the old town, Castle stones were used. 1887 bought the industrialist Moritz Krause the ruins and built it up again.
In 1909 he donated the castle to the citizens and the city of Stolberg.
Further information on Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Stolberg
and http on the homepage of the castle http://www.burg-stolberg.de/
Germany? Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, an empty space of nothingness, filled with pure creative power. (Sort of like the inside of my head.)And it ends with Ragnarok, the twilight of the Gods. In between is much fighting, betrayal and romance. Just as a good Godly story should be.Heroes have their own graveyard called Valhalla. Unfortunately we cannot show you a panorama of it at this time, nor of the lovely Valkyries who are its escort service.Hail Odin, wandering God wielding wisdom and wand! Hail Freya, hail Tyr, hail Thor!Odin made the many lakes and the fish in them. In his traverses across the lands he caused there to be the Mulheim Bridge in Cologne, as did he make the Mercury fountain, Mercury being of his nature.But it is to the mighty Thor that the Hammering Man gives service.Between the time of the Nordic old ones and that of modern Frankfort there may have been a T.Rex or two on the scene. At least some mastodons for sure came through for lunch, then fell into tar pits to become fossils for us to find.And there we must leave you, O my most pure and holy children.Text by Steve Smith.