5 Castles in Germany to Live your Disney Princess Dreams

Here are five beautiful, must-visit castles in Germany if you’re a fan of Disney movies!

1. Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Bavaria is one of the greatest castles in Europe and embodies the true spirit of a medieval German castle.

Besides its majestic architecture, Neuschwanstein Castle is also well known for the tragic story of its owner “mad” King Ludwig II. The monarch had a troubled personality after Bavaria suffered a crushing military defeat, which caused him to lose sovereignty in his own kingdom. He then immersed himself in his obsession with building fairy tale castles.

2. Hohenzollern Castle

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Hohenzollern Castle in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The 19th century castle is the third one built on the site of two previous castles. The medieval one was destroyed in the 15th century by free imperial cities of Schwabia that were subject to the Holy Roman Empire. The second castle was built some 30 years later. Its defenses were drastically reinforced to give shelter to Catholic Hohenzollern against attacks by the emperor. But after the Thirty Years war and surrender to the French troops by the end of the 18th century it was abandoned. In the 19th century Crown-Prince Frederick William IV of Prussia visited the ruins of his ancestors’ castle and promised to rebuild it – in a gothic revival style. Photo courtesy @chris_phot0 👍😍🙏🏻👍 . Замок Гогенцоллерн в немецкой земле Баден-Вюртемберг. Неоготический замок был построен крон-принцем Пруссии Фридрихом Вильгельмом IV в середине 19го века на месте руин двух предыдущих замков. Со средневековья на вершине холма высотой 850м стояло поочередно два замка: крепость 11го века была уничтожена Швабским союзом городов. Следующий замок на ее месте служил надежным убежищем для католиков Гогенцоллернов во время Тридцатилетней войны. В 18м веке замок сдался французским войскам, вскоре он был оставлен и через сто лет превратился в руины. Фридрих Вильгельм приехал на руины замка и пообещал себе, что восстановит родовое гнездо. Довел работы до конца его брат Вильгельм I. . #instacastle #hohenzollern #burghohenzollern #hohenzollerncastle #germancastles #europeancastles #castlesofeurope #castleonthehill #fairytalecastle #romanticarchitecture #gothicrevival #gothicrevivalarchitecture #castlearchitecture #germancastle #revivalarchitecture #militaryarchitecture #замкимира #castle🏰 #гогенцоллерн #сказочныйзамок #псевдоготика #неоготика #замкиевропы #историзм #романтизм #droneview #aerialview #dronepicture #germanromanticism #замкимира

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The idyllic Hohenzollern Castle sits at the top of Mount Hohenzollern, 855 metres above sea level.

At times, it is shrouded in a dense fog which gives an illusion of a floating castle, explaining its local moniker of “The Castle in the Clouds”. Fortified with a multitude of towers and turrets, this castle looks straight out of a story book.

3. Linderhof Castle

Another one of King Ludwig II’s castles, the Linderhof Castle was built in French rococo-style and is surrounded by impeccably manicured greenery.

With its exquisite baroque partitions and water terraces, the gardens surrounding the palace are considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Unlike other lavish castles that can home hundreds, the Linderhof Castle has an exclusive atmosphere with only four rooms.

4. Burg Eltz

Nestled in the hills above the Moselle River is the most complete and best preserved medieval castle Burg Eltz. The Eltz Castle stands out for its striking cluster of towers that are capped with Gothic turrets. Even till this date, 33 generations later, the castle is owned and occupied by the Eltz family.

5. Lichtenstein Castle

Sitting high up on a steep cliff in the beautiful Swabian Alps that overlooks the Echaz valley is the Lichtenstein Castle. The German word “Lichtenstein” refers to the “light-coloured stone” on which the castle was built on.

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