The Burg Liebau is the ruin of a spur castle on a flat rock spur on the right flank of the Elster. The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1327. In the 14th century exchanged Plauen Vogt Heinrich the Elder including the castle with the Wettiners and 1441 the castle was owned by the Dölau, of which the castle from 1500 to 1550 graduated like in Renaissance style was rebuilt.
In 1640 the castle was sacked by Swedish mercenaries and the stair tower was set on fire. The castle remained with its last owner Gottlob Christian von Doelau on Ruppertsgruen and his wife Sophia Christina geb. von der Planitz owned it until 1725, was then owned by Johanna Charlotte von Beust until 1742 and then fell into disrepair.
From 1995 to 1997 security work took place in cooperation with the State Office for Archeology and is now a ground monument .
The castle complex on an approximately triangular plateau measuring 50 by 30 meters probably consisted of a defensive and residential tower , the gate tower and a surrounding wall with battlements , further protected by two section trenches that were approx. 5 meters wide and 2 meters deep. The actual castle ruin has the dimensions of 20 to 25 meters. To the east, the complex was protected by a partially natural 20 to 25 meters wide and 5 to 6 meters deep neck ditch with a drawbridge.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.