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7 Fascinating Castles in Germany

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Germany dominates the world of medieval castles more in the European Union countries and if fun of castles, you ought to be here. In each state there is historical castle thou most are lined up the River Rhine and can truly enjoy the boat rides. Upon getting a chance, here are the greatest castles which you should take extra time to see and experience.

Schloss Neuschwantein

This is by far the most recognizable of all in Germany. It’s set up on the hillsides and on the border state of Bavaria. It originally enthused to the castle at the world renowned Walt Disney world in Orlando Florida. See the sight of this grand wonder and get to notice all the symmetrical gate houses flanked by a set of stairs which the aim of climb gives you a breath taking view of surrounding countryside. Despite it being cast off for long, the German parks took over the area and can be toured daily. (image by : SNH Travel Journal )

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Burg Elt

A must see most favorite castle this is. It is located in the lower Mosel Valley which rides high above the Rhine and has long strenuous history of family feuds and internal strifes.The castle is nearly 800 years old and still in prime condition after two world wars.The castle tours offer a quick look into life back in the medieval ages with original décor and beriod dressing. A sure fire hit for any castle lover. One most amusing thing is that in the castle, it said there are numerous toilets –original flush version-that date back to early 14th century.

MeersburgAlte Burg

It is located near the black forest in Wurttemberg, built in early 7th century. It has been modified over the years thou the original structure is no longer visible as it is by far the most beautifully kept. The fortress includes a medieval living area, a knights hall, an arms hall, a well room, a castle dungeon, chapels, guard walkways and towers, the picturesque fortress garden and the defensible northern bastion. Public tour is available at a small fee.

The Wartburg

A beautiful must see while on vacation or holiday in Germany. It is situated just outside Eisenach in the Thuringia region and is one of the original castles that kept the writing of Martin Luther hidden because of fear of punishment from the Roman Catholic Church. Singing contest was held here as it is one of the oldest Romanesque buildings in Germany.

The Marksburg

It is a modern castle which holds the world’s largest medieval armory collections around. Marksburg is a historic place to visit that’s sure to please the historic war buffs interested in medieval war devices and torturing racks view.

Schloss Sanssouci

For sure, this you can’t miss because it sits just a little outside of Berlin thus easy to see anyone flying into the capital. Originally, this castle belonged to Fredrick the great and was used as his summer’s get away of the time. SchlossSanssouci comes as a good place if only visiting near Berlin. Public tours are also available. (image by :  Tobias Nordhausen )

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Schloss Braunfels

Originally was built in 17th century in neo gothic style. Later was rebuilt in 19th century and was used as war headquarters during WW2. It has an impressive collection of art on display to be toured by the public.

You might also consider trying out other interesting places in Germany. If you will be traveling during the peak season consider booking your flights as well as accommodations in advance to avoid hustles.


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