Facts about the image, Schloss Frauenstein
This image taken on a bright winters day with snow on the ground captures the ruins of Schloss Frauenstein (Frauenstein Castle) in the German Erzgebirge.
The image has been captured looking across a valley from outside the town and shows the entire castle complex. The Erzgebirge, literally the ore mountains is an area of outstanding natural beauty in the eastern part of Germany which has a rich mining tradition but is also famous for its handcrafts particularly wooden toys and models. Taken on a bright winters day with a covering of snow on the ground this image shows the view enjoyed when driving from Dresden into the higher regions of the Erzgebirge.
Frauenstein is one of the first towns you will come across when driving from Dresden into the Erzgebirge, located on top of a hill it is almost guaranteed a sprinkling of snow every winter and is one of the towns you will see if you drive to most of the regions more well known locations such as the toy village at Seiffen of the bobsleigh track at Altenberg. Owing to its elevation and gently rolling hills the Erzgebirge has become a winter sport region as well as a destination for day hikers throughout the year.