Best castles in Europe
Europe has full of amazing castles from many times and architectural styles. From a Sleeping Beauty castle in Germany to a Dracula castle in Romania.
Bran is one of the scariest castles around. Despite Bram Stoker's never having visited Romania, the historic fortification in Transylvania became renowned as Dracula Castle.
Despite its old-world architecture, Neuschwanstein Castle had central heating and even a telephone connection when built.
A summer getaway for Romanian King Carol I, Peleș Castle was built in the 19th century. It's also not a small affair.
Bojnice Castle's romantic charm and fairy-tale setting is one of the most magnificent in Slovakia, if not all of central Europe.
Hever Castle, UK
Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife and Elizabeth I's mother, grew up in this splendid castle in the tranquil village of Hever. It dates back to the 13th century.
Wartburg Castle is atop a bluff overlooking Eisenach, in the Thuringian Forest. The oldest surviving component is the 12th-century great hall.
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