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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Most Stunning Castles Of Europe


Europe has thousands of castles.Here are the ones most fit for Rapunzel, Prince Charming, and King Arthur.



Vajdahunyad Castle: Hungary 

Built in 1896 for the Millennial celebrations, this large complex houses 21 exact replicas of the most magnificent and historic buildings of Hungary.



Schloss Drachenburg ("Dragon Castle"): Germany

Schloss Drachenburg is a private Villa in Palace style constructed in the late 19th century. In only two years 1882 till 1884, it was completed on the Drachenfels hill in Königswinter, a German town at the Rhine River near the city of Bonn.



Swallow’s Nest: Ukraine

The Swallow's Nest is a castle built by a German nobleman and used as a sanatorium for high-ranking military officers in Soviet times. Perched precariously on a mountain promontory, it is now a moderately priced Italian restaurant. But the food takes second place to the mysterious atmosphere and exotic setting that would make James Bond feel right at home.



Neuschwanstein Castle: Germany

Neuschwanstein is known all over the world as a symbol of idealized romantic architecture and for the tragic story of its owner. After losing sovereignty in his own kingdom, Ludwig II withdrew into his own world of myths, legend and fairytales.




Lichtenstein Castle: Germany

Lichtenstein Castle is situated on a cliff located near Honau on the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Historically, there has been a castle on the site since around 1200!




Pele's Castle: Romania

The magnificent Peles Castles, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers rising above acres of green meadows sprinkled with haystacks, was built as a summer residence by Romania's longest serving monarch, King Carol I, who died and was buried here in 1914, just months after the castle’s completion.
Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity. During Ceausescu's era, its 160 rooms, each furnished to reflect a different European country, were used as a private retreat for leading communists and statesmen from around the globe as US president Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi and PLO leader Yasser Arafat

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