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Astounding Castle, coolest village
In the dining hall (I noticed the table seated 24), the wood was decorated with "poker-work", which means the patterns are burnt in and then painted. The buffet was full of Delft chinaware. The idea of symetry was very important and they installed a "fake door" to maintain the look. You will see a pic of this weird horn on the centre of the table, which was basically a wine holder. The Gothic room was named after its Gothic arches and all the furniture was originals from 17th and 18th century and mostly decorated with inlaid woodwork.
The Hunter's Room had hunting trophies and spears and this where you see the huge wild boar's head. The large tankards on the table each held a gallon and a half of wine, the amount each monk was allowed to drink per day. I neglected to get a pic of the door, where there was a key guide so a drunk hunter could guide his key into the lock.
The Knight's Hall is the largest room in the castle, which has an enormous fireplace, and unfortunately my pic didn't turn out!
Weapons Room has suits of armour...the armour, together with the war horse was worth about 45 cows. There is a pic of Dave standing next to a big knight's armour, which belonged to a man who lived in Austria and was more than 7' tall!
The balcony is situated at 100 meters above the Moselle River, which for centuries was the only link between France and Germany.
I think they built it up there to capture the view, which is stunnng. So far I think this is the most impressive castle we've seen!