In the medieval times the architects built such strong and beautiful castles that they are still standing in the unbelievable places. In contrast to the modern buildings, these castles could stand natural disasters, wars and hundreds of years. At the same time, they are so beautiful, it seems that they came out of fairy-tales and there are still princesses and princes living in there.
Beautiful World collected a list of the most astonishing castles that are still standing tight on the ground. You would definitely wish to visit them and feel as a royal.
1)Reichsburg Cochem, Germany
The imperial castle Cockem stand on the Moselle River since 12the century. The castle has a long history. It was the imperial castle of German King Konrad III. Afterwards, the French King Louis XIV conquered it and was burned in 1689. However, in 1868 a German businessman bought it and reconstructed.
2)Mont Saint-Michel, France
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The famous island-castle is located in the northern France, on the border of Bretagne. It’s one of the most visited places in France and is included in the list of UNESCO heritages. Is was built in 709.
3)Castle Hochosterwitz, Austria
The castle was built in IX century. It’s a beautiful example of mediaeval fortress, which is used in its purpose until today. Nowadays, there is a museum in the castle and huge territory for tourists to walk around and enjoy the mood of medieval times.
4)Bled Castle, Slovenia
A beautiful castle with the outstanding panoramic view over the Bled Island. It’s located on the stone of 100 meters.
5)Burg Hohenzollern, Germany
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The castle is located on top of the Hohenzollern mount. In the ancient times it was a imperial house. Until now its beauty amazes all the visitors.
6)Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
The most beloved castle of all the castle-lovers Neuschwanstein amazed Walt Disney as well. At some period, it became the iconic symbol of Disney castle. However, this is not the whole story of it. The castle was built in 19th century by Ludwig II of Bavaria.
7)Hohenschwangau Castle, Germany
Germany has many beautiful castles. This one was built by the father of the King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was Ludwig’s childhood residence. Another interesting fact is that the great composer Richard Wagner played in the halls of this amazing castle.
8)Chillon Castle, Switzerland
This castle is an island castle. It is located on Lake Geneva. Chillon is known as the most visited historic monument of Switzerland. Its beauty and view were a source of inspiration for many famous writers.
9)Bodiam Castle, England
This castle is located in the East Sussex and was built in 14th century. It was built to protect England from French army during the Hundred Years’ war. It was partly destroyed but in 1917 the castle was renovated and still amazes tourists with its beauty.
10)Guaita, San Marino
The castle of XI century is one of the three peaks of San Marino. The tree castles protect one of the oldest states San Marino.
11)Swallow’s Nest, Crimean
This is a decorative castle which was opened in 1912.
12)Bran Castle, Romania
Bran Castle is located near to the historical region Transylvania. It’s one of the most visited places in Romania since the legend of the count Dracula was born right here.
14)Rock of Cashel, Ireland
It’s also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock. Here in the V century lived St. Patrick. Later it become a place where the revolution was suppressed. Since that time, it’s a symbol of English cruelty and Irish bravery.
15)Lichtenstein Castle, Germany
The castle was built in 1840 and was inspired by the novel Lichtenstein. Nowadays it’s a privately-owned touristic attraction.