Medieval Castles

A world of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Step back in time for a day and visit some of the world’s most amazing medieval castles. There are fascinating attractions from every period and style to discover in all of Germany’s federal states and in every region. Experience a world beyond your imagination – like a fairytale brought to life.

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Go beyond travel, venture off the beaten path and experience hidden, unique and special places in Germany.

Cochem Castle

Bringing History To Life The town of Cochem in the Rhineland-Palatinate has around 5,000 inhabitants and as such is the second smallest of districts in Germany. First settled in Celtic and then the Roman era, Cochem became the Imperial estate of King Adolf of Nassau in 1294. Originally built on the orders of Count Ezzo, […]


An Historical European City There are lots of European cities with a long history and many of them have a large castle but few can equal Coburg which is situated in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria and which has one of the largest castles in Germany. The city also boasts of no less than […]

Castle Steinau

A Memorial To The Brothers Grimm Like many other German castles, the Castle Steinau is really a palace that dates from the Renaissance period but what makes this one so special is that it is the site of a memorial to the Brothers Grimm (of fairy tale fame). The castle is closed during January and […]

Castle Diez

The Romance Of Castle Diez Castle Diez is just how you would imagine a fairy tale castle to be. Romantic on the outside but full of modern amenities that make staying at a youth hostel a much better experience than you would expect. Built upon a hill over the winding streets and half timbered house […]

Burg Hohenzollern

A Most Picturesque Fantasy Castle The Burg Hohenzollern sits on top of a mountain in Swabia. It has been rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style and is one of the most remarkable castles in the whole of Germany. On the edge of the Swabian Alps, the castle is one of three that were built on the […]

Burg Castle Solingen

The Palace Of Castles One of the most historic castles in Germany and one that has been reconstructed is Burg Castle Solingen. Dating from the 12th century, the Burg Castle was rebuilt between 1890 and 1914 using the original plans and it is perched high upon a hill above the River Wupper with a commanding […]


A Beautiful Medieval Town Blankenheim is a wonderful medieval town situated in the district of Eifel. Deep in the heart of the Ahr valley, the town is full of historic half timbered houses yet it possesses all the modern conveniences that a visitor could want. Visit Blankenheim Castle High above the town sits the imposing […]

Bentheim Castle

A Real Fairy Tale Castle Germany is famous for its castles and one of the castles that should be on your list of places to visit is Bentheim Castle. It opens between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm all year round and offers a unique view of a hidden Germany that includes history, fairy tales and […]


At The Centre Of The Upper Lusatia If you like Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, you will love Bautzen, the city of towers. A medium sized city in Eastern Saxony, Bautzen has been the cultural and political centre for the Sorbs, a minority people who live in and around the city, for over 1,400 […]

Bad Münstereifel – Medieval Gem

A Fortified Town In Germany Bad Münstereifel is a fascinating small town in Germany where the old fortifications are still complete. Full of half timbered houses and having a small population of only 20,000 people, the town welcomes visitors who enjoy seeing and breathing history. History And A Spa The very narrow alleyways and passages […]

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