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Meersburg Fortress At Lake Constance

Meersburg, The Oldest Inhabited Castle In Germany Sitting some 40 metres above the town of Meersburg is an old fortress castle. Located on the northern shore of Lake Constance, this is the oldest inhabited castle in the country. Meersburg Fortress is one of the great attractions at the lake and was originally built during the […]

Maulbronn – The Abbey Town

Maulbronn – A Little Town In Baden-Württemberg In the north western part of Baden-Württemberg stands the small town of Maulbronn. Originally settled in the Roman era, the town rose to popularity in the 12th century due to the existence of its monastery. Just around 6,500 people live there but town is thriving as well as […]

Lichtenstein Castle – A Fairy Tale Come True

The Fairy Tale Castle At Lichtenstein Likened to Cinderella’s castle that is found at Disneyland, Lichtenstein Castle has all the elements associated with fairy tales. It is located in the South West of Germany near to Honau and is built at the top of a high cliff giving it the romanticism that all Neo Gothic […]

Heidelberg Castle

Romanticism And Heidelberg Castle Located on the top of Konigstuhl hill, Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany’s most visited attractions. The castle is in ruins but visitors come from all over the world to gaze at its romantic vista and to soak up the atmosphere created by this stunning monument. Overlooking the town of Heidelberg, […]

Eltz Castle

A True Medieval Castle In Germany The Burg Eltz has 850 years of history attached to it. As one of the most famous castles in Germany, Eltz has never been destroyed, has been featured on a banknote and still belongs to the original family that commissioned its construction. Like the pure fairy tale castle that […]

Drachenburg Castle

The Dragon Castle At Bonn The Schloss Drachenburg is a true fairy tale castle with pointed turrets and spires, battlements and a square clock tower. Assembled as a host of different types of architecture, the castle was actually built in the 19th century starting with the foundation stone which was laid in 1882. It took […]

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, […]

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 […]

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