Sunday, June 1, 2008

Castle of Bernstein

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Chateau du Bernstein (EN)
The castle at Bernstein is among the oldest in Alsace.
It was first mentioned at the beginning of the 11th century...

Legend has it that the castle was built on the rock
where a bear family was living.
This is where its name come from,
as Bernstein (or Bärenstein) litterally means bear's rock
source: discover