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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and not attractive architecturally. However, the Lords of Kroenberg, by their bravery and learning had a wide reputation and were highly esteemed.  They became extinct in 1704.             

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Continuing our route we pass the little village of Falkenstein, at the foot of the mountain holding the ruins of the old castle of Falkenstein, once the residence of a race of mighty Kings and Lords of whom many romantic legends are extant.  Built about 1103 and destroyed 1688. Only the Tower is still standing.  One noticeable fact, among all Castle ruins, is the superior preservation of the Tower, in consequence of the great thickness of the walls, withstanding the gunpowderblasting [sic] of the distructive [sic] French horde that so ruthlessly disregarded age, antiquities and historically valuable, landmarks.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This noble Tower still quite perfect, on the peak of the mountain  1500 ft above the plains below, is very picturesque and commanding.  We were all desirous of visiting it but learned that the ascent was over a long and difficult foot path, almost impossible for ladies and that no Donkeys were to be had, so we continued our way one mile further to the village of Konigstein, the principal object of our trip, or rather its magnificent old ruins towering above the town.  Alight and order the coachee to feed his Horses, take care of our extra maps, and await orders at the large and respectable appearing Hotel near by.

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