BEST CASTLES IN EUROPE
Visiting these castles is like diving into our history.
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The Palace of Pena - Sintra (Lisbon) - Portugal
The Alcazar Castle - Segovia - Spain
The Neuschwanstein Castle - Bavaria - Germany
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge.
Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant.
The Castle in Love with the Wind - Ravadinovo- Bulgaria
The Castle In Love with the Wind – a fairy tale near the sea. The place where the Castle is built is a unique natural phenomenon. Here, the wind loves the sun and always when the sun shines, there is a wind. On this bare field near the village, Georgi Tumpalov, an architect and developer, decided to make it child’s dream come true – to build a castle that exists only in fairy tales. But a dream never comes alone. Tumpalov attracted to the modest village of Ravadinovo, standing 6 km from Sozopol, enormous crowds of visitors from all over the world. The castle was awarded the prize for the most attractive tourist site of the year by the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association. In 2013, Walt Disney used its natural décor to make its movie the Sleeping Beauty. In 2016 the castle won the first prize of the international competition "A’ Design Awards 2016” in the category: "A Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design“.
The Hohenzollern Castle Baden - Württemberg - Germany
Conwy Castle - Conwy - Wales
UNESCO considers Conwy to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", and it is classed as a World Heritage site. The rectangular castle is built from local and imported stone and occupies a coastal ridge, originally overlooking an important crossing point over the River Conwy.
The Eltz Castle - Wierschem - Germany
Corvin Castle - Hunedoara - Romania
Chenonceau Castle - Chenonceaux - France
Today, its guests, who come from all over the world, discover the quality of its reception, thanks to a free visit or audio guide with iPod video (in 11 languages).
Hohenwerfen Castle - Werfen - Austria
Schwerin Castle - Schwerin - Germany
Visiting the gallery and the castles will take you on a sensory voyage of discovery through the heydays of the Mecklenburg principality.
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