Pensioner Waldemar Wożniak says he wasn’t motivated by praise but by making the world a better place. Raised in a children’s home, the ex post-office worker said it was his way of paying back his debt of gratitude to the state.
Taken in the 1930s by a tourist to what was then Schloss Fürstenstein the pictures provide historians with valuable information on the castle’s interiors.
Nestled on a rocky promontory, surrounded by dense, moody forests, there’s an element of mysticism that comes unshakably attached. Looking at it from afar, its everything a castle should be: ominous and striking but with a fairy tale dazzle.
The building uses geothermal waters beneath the town to heat it in winter and keep it cool during the summer.