Hey, I haven't forgotten Germany. I just needed to take a break for a few days. We went to Jagdschloss (Hunting Lodge) Granitz. The lodge is fairly new as castles go. It was built between 1836 and 1846. The most impressive feature is the 38-meter high central tower and the spiral staircase that climbs up the inside of it. There are also many hunting trophies (i.e. stuffed animals). Jagdschloss Granitz sits on top of a hill, so the view is impressive. Probably more impressive when there's more than half a mile of visibility.
To get to the castle you have to take a trolley for a couple of miles. When we got off the trolley the first thing we saw was a guy cooking the wurst soup and selling beer. The wurst was tempting but we had just eaten lunch.