Castles are the most romantic structures among those built in the past. They have been scenery and source of inspiration for several forms of art, our fascination for them has led us to investigate about their history, purpose, features etc.
Castles were usual in the old world and they often were intended to serve as a fortress or refuge for the local rulers, those defensive structures also were symbols of power of the local rulers who built them.
Germany is a beautiful and prosper country, member of European Union, this old country is full of ancient history, beautiful places and landscapes, it is a very developed country despite of the fact that they passed through some bad times, they are now an amazing country worth to be visited because both their past and present.
As touristic destination, Germany is an ideal place with a nice weather, the best accomodation, stunning landscapes, awesome recreation to be enjoyed and historical places. So, when you plan your trip to Europe don´t forget to visit Germany it will be a wonderful experience.
Three beautiful castles in Germany you cannot miss
The beauty of German castles is legendary, they actually look like a fairy tale castle, if you go there you will feel transported to ancient times, many of those castles have museums inside with weapons, jewelry and other items from the time the castle was built.
1- Neuschwanstein Castle
This lovely castle, which is visited by millions of tourist every year, is probably the most famous german castle, located in South Germany, near the town of Fussen, it was built between the years 1869 and 1892, its beauty inspired the Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, was the king´s summer retreat, it never was a defensive castle, but a place for pleasure.
2- Hohenzollern Castle
This castle is a stunning view for any lucky person who sees it, with an ancient beauty that makes it a place worth to be visited, placed atop Mount Hohenzollern at first it was a fortress built in the early 11th century, it was destroyed on 1423 and then rebuilt, the final castle with its Gothic Revival style was built between 1846 and 1867 and it has a collection of historical items, including the crown of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
3- Eltz Castle
It is a beautiful medieval castle placed in the hills above the Moselle River that is still owned by a branch of the same family that used to live there in the 12th century, it is one of the few castles that have never been destroyed and part of it is open to visitors who are able to see amazing items and the armory with weapons and suits or armor