Historical Germany Castles…
The castles in Germany have a rich history, dating from the medieval ages. Besides serving as a reminder of Germany’s royal past, these castles also beautify the landscape in the various German cities and countryside. Here are ten castles that are worth visiting in the European country.
This is probably one of the most beautiful castles in Germany, owing to its picturesque setting. Situated high above the Mosel River between the Eifel and Hunsruck mountains, the castle was built between the 12th and 16th centuries and has remained standing with very few alterations.
Located on a cliff top in Swabian Jura, about 50 kilometres from Stuttgart, the Burg Hohenzollern is the family seat of the Hohenzollern family. It was first established in the 13th century and reconstructed several times over the years. The current medieval appearance of the castle is the result of work done in 1850-67 in the spirit of romantic historicism.
The Gothic-Renaissance imposing structure has survived as a breath-taking castle and continues to captivate with its fabulous architecture and location, even though it has been rebuilt between the 13th and 17th centuries.
The castle is well-known for its Romantic-style façade, which underwent remodelling in 1840-41. Just like some other castles in Germany, it is situated on a cliff located near Honau in the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg.
This castle cum fortress is one of the best-preserved places in Hesse. The main building was built in the 12th century, but its appearance today is actually the result of work done between the 14th and 16th centuries.
This famous 19th century gothic landmark located at the Southwest Bavaria Alps resembles a fairytale castle and provides a lovely backdrop for photographs. An interesting fact to note is that while it looks like a medieval castle, it was long equipped with state of the art technology such as automatic flushing toilets and an air heating system.
Known for its historic moats, the castle was extended in the mid-17th century for Alexandra II von Velen. It remains one of the most splendid castles in Münsterland, a region of Westphalia. The Castle chapel with its baroque altar is worth visiting.
The Schwerin Castle
Built on an island, the Schwerin Castle has a 16th-century chapel which continues to awe visitors. The other parts of the castle have been established from 1843-57 and inspired by the French castles along the River Loire.
This monument in Eisenach is one of the most important castles in Thuringia because of its preserved architecture and association with Martin Lurther. There is a vast square tower with a cross, a 16th century town hall and a market square.
The castle dominates the entire city of Despite its later extensions, it has retained the Gothic and romantic appearance. It comprises of a tower with a beautiful staircase dating from 1495 and other antique furnishings. The castle now houses a museum containing Stolberg-Werniferode family art collection.