This fabulous palace, whose image is presently used in the construction of the castle in Sleeping Beauty Disneyland Paris may not boast a long history. It was built in the XIX century by King Ludwig II as a tribute to the talent of the composer Richard Wagner.
Chenonceau Castle, France
Chenonceau was nicknamed the “ladies castle “, because its history is connected with the fate of many influential French women. The castle was built on the River Cher and is reflected in its calm waters, which makes up the special charm of Chenonceau. For the ancient walls kept an impressive collection of Renaissance furniture, a collection of tapestries and other works of art. It is noteworthy, not only the building itself, but also the surrounding garden.
Castle of Miramare, Trieste, Italy
Romantic view of the XIX century castle that adds to the total look the lush gardens colorful exotic tropical plants and coastal cliffs at the foot of which splash the bright blue waves of the Adriatic Sea. Despite the stylistic eclecticism, white building are very elegant and harmonious. In the museum you can see the real castle furniture of the previous century.
Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
This castle is not only the world’s largest but also one of the most beautiful in Europe. In our time in the old castle the government opened a few museums and to visit them all you’ll require at least half a day.
Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania
According to many, Peles is the pride of the mountain town of Sinai – the most beautiful castle in Eastern Europe. Although it combines features of several styles, it is dominated by the German Renaissance. Now the ancient walls of Peles are a museum. The most interesting exhibit is the big armory.
HoHohenverfen, Salzburg, Austria
Today, visitors are waiting for a few Hohenverfena adventures: they will be able to dine in a romantic tavern, explore a collection of weapons and even admire the flight of falcons in the historic center, dedicated to falconry.
Pena, Sintra, Portugal
Romantic castle stands on a hilltop in a small Portuguese town of Sintra. In the XVIII century the monastery destroyed by an earthquake, and its ruins lay on the hill until 1838, until King Ferdinand II had not bought a piece and decided to build on it his residence. The governor had in mind a mixture of styles: in the same building he decided to combine the Gothic and Islamic Renaissance. Around the palace Ferdinand ordered the planting a garden of exotic plants
Fortress of Segovia, Spain
Like many other castles in the Iberian peninsula, the fortress on a hill in the ancient city of Segovia, begins its history with the Arab fort. Today it is one of the most visited castles in Spain.
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, UK
Located on the top of Castle Hill rises above the ancient fortress Edinburgh. This is one of the few castles in Europe, where up to now is a military garrison, which is needed, however, only for ceremonial purposes. It is best to visit the castle, when there is an annual military parade.
Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest, Hungary
In truth, this is not a real castle, but only a copy of the eponymous castle, located in Romania Transilvania. A Gothick gate leads into the yard to a beautiful chapel, in which the newlyweds like to be photographed.