On the most famous mountain in the Zittau Mountains, which was given the shape of a beehive by the vagaries of nature, rise the romantic ruins of the Bohemian royal castle and the monastery Oybin.
Initially only simple fortification - the castle was built in the early 14th Century to a fortified system. In the middle of the 14th century, the German Emperor Charles IV had a royal house built there and donated a monastery to the Order of Cölestin. The famous Prague master builder Peter Parler left his business card at its imposing church.
The Reformation put an end to monastic life in the middle of the 16th century.
Thereafter, the forces of nature of the walls seized until they in 18./19. Especially by the painters of the Romantic era, such as Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus u. a., rediscovered and widely advertised.
Much has since been done to preserve this unique ensemble of architecture and nature, more to be done, yet in the
November 16, 2019