Mausoleum (HWN 207)

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Recommended by 148 out of 157 hikers

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  • Norðurljós

    The mausoleum is a Neo-Gothic burial ground of the Counts of Asseburg-Falkenstein and is located on the outskirts of Meisdorf in the immediate vicinity of the castle.In the 18th century, Achatz Ferdinand von der Asseburg owned both Meisdorf Castle and the nearby Falkenstein Castle, and had the mausoleum, built in the Baroque style of his time, built from raw pieces of rock.In the 19th century, Count Ludwig August von der Asseburg (1796-1869), head of the Prussian hunting department, completely rebuilt the castle and put on both sides to Ballenstedt and Harzgerode Chausseen. A large park and lush meadows surrounded the castle in its day, with a deciduous forest leading through it to the mausoleum.He also renovated the dilapidated Falkenstein Castle, as Hofjägermeister - as well as his successor, Count Ludwig II - numerous court hunts aligned, where in addition to crowned heads and many other well-known personalities participated.

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Karsten

    Mausoleum New Vault, built in 1834 in neo-gothic style of raw sandstone. It served Asseburgern until 1928 as a burial ground.

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    • March 9, 2019

  • codo786

    The mausoleum (HWN 207), the old coal shaft (HWN 180) and the Bismarckturm (HWN 199) can be combined for a nice walk.

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    • April 21, 2018

  • codo786

    Depending on the sunlight and light conditions, the stone changes its tint. An interesting photo object!

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    • April 21, 2018

  • codo786

    The mausoleum is the burial place of the Counts of the Asseburg Falkenstein and was built in 1834.

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    • April 21, 2018

  • Anne

    Beautiful Gothic building. Seems to be populated by bats.

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    • May 16, 2019

  • Flash1909
    • November 10, 2014

  • Gerrit

    Quite surprising to find such a structure in the middle of the forest ...
    Really cool ... :)

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    • June 3, 2017

  • Gerrit

    Cool building, which is quite abruptly in the forest on the roadside ...

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    • June 3, 2017

  • Holger

    Pure history very impressive!

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    • January 18, 2018

  • Holger

    Pure history the information boards should be read through!

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    • January 18, 2018

  • Holger

    Pure history, it's worth the detour!

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    • January 18, 2018

  • Harzerluke

    The stamp office is easy to reach.

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    • April 4, 2018

  • Harzerluke

    Good to reach and yet a lot to discover.

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    • April 4, 2018

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Location: Falkenstein/Harz, Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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