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I was leaving Solms, Germany, about to return to Wetzlar where I was staying, and made a wrong turn.  I decided to see where the road led. 

As I drove up the hill, and rounded a turn, Braunfels Castle loomed above me.  I had lived in Wetzlar many years before, just a few kilometers away, and was unaware of this Castle. 

The collection inside of antique furniture, paintings, armor and memorabilia from the Braunfels Counts is striking.   

A fascinating connection is "Texas Charlie," the Count who moved to Texas to build New Braunfels, the famous German Community









Braunfels Castle, Hessen