The Most Famous Castles in
By: Leah Shoup
This fairy tale castle, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions and one of the best day trips from Munich.
Eltz Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Germany and has been an ancestral home to the same family since the 12th century.
Hohenzollern, located on top of Mount Hohenzollern in South Germany, is one of the best German castles, welcoming over 350,000 visitors annually.
This 19th century castle built in the Swabian Jura mountain range is more of a hidden gem, nicknamed “the fairy tale castle of Württemberg”.
This palace is located in the same town as Neuschwanstein Castle. Hohenschwangau served as a summer palace and hunting residence.
Schloss Heidelberg is one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, dating back to the 13th century.
This castle is widely considered an important example of the romantic Historicist architectural style in Europe.
Wartburg Castle was the first German castle to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best medieval castles in Germany.
This German fairy tale castle was built in a Neo-Romantic style known as historicism–similar to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
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