East Germany, 1973
Seen from its overhanging castle, the old timber-framed town of Stolberg winds down into a misty Harz Mountains valley. The old resort had survived the turbulent course of German history largely intact, although the family of the prince of Stolberg had been dispossessed of its castle in 1945, when the town fell into the Soviet Occupation Zone, which eventually became the German Democratic Republic.
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(via National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 125 Years’ - The Washington Post)