Burg Hirschstein / Germany
The Hirschstein castle is built on top of a craggy granite overslaugh 33 m above the Elbe. It is similar in design to the shape of a ship whose bow points upstream.In the 11th century for many years a white stag was pursued which to escape his hunters, plunged into the abyss. In memorya hunting lodge was built here, called the Hirschstein. Already in 1205 it was first documented as castle.
In the district Althirschstein hangs on the gable of a house on a chain a cannon ball that was allegedly shot over on August 12, 1813 by the French under Napoleon from the other side of the Elbe.
In the district Boritz the great church from 1520 is interesting, standing with its inside furnishings under monument protection.