FAIRYTALE CHATEAUS AND CASTLES
Added on: 25th Jun 2015
FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE, DENMARK
Built as a royal residence for king Christian IV, it is the largest
renaissance castle in Northern Europe. Located on Palace Lake,
this pompous castle serves as a museum of Danish national history.
COCA CASTLE, SPAIN
Built in the late 15th century, the Coca Castle is one of the most
beautiful and largest medieval fortresses in Spain. Currently it serves
as a school and training centre for foresters.
MALBORK CASTLE, POLAND
When the construction of this monumental building was completed in
1406, it was the biggest brick castle in the world. Today, it is one of the
most important Polish historical sites.
CAERLAVEROCK CASTLE, SCOTLAND
First built in the 13th century, the Caerlaverock Castle features an
unusual triangular plan. It has been besieged and partly destroyed
several times throughout its history, however, after some reconstruct
it has become a popular tourist attraction.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY
The Neuschwanstein Castle’s fairytale-like look makes it one of the
most popular tourist attractions in Germany with more than 1.3
million visitors every year. Look how incredibly impressive it is in winter!
CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES, FRANCE
This majestic chateau was built in the 17th century and was the centre
of political power and a symbol of French absolute monarchy. Today,
it is one of the most popular European sights and it houses galleries
and museums of French history.
HOCHOSTERWITZ CASTLE, AUSTRIA
Situated on a rocky hill in the state of Carinthia, this romantic castle is
a prime medieval fortress in Austria that dates all the way back to 860.
These days, some parts of the castle including all 14 fortified gates
are open to the public.
PRAGUE CASTLE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Occupying a total area of over 18 acres; Prague Castle is the largest
castle complex in the world and a major Prague tourist site.