Germany has over 20000 castles around the country built in the Middle Ages to protect every small state from any aggression. Nowadays, these castles are used as museums, hotels, restaurants, or even inspirational elements for the fairy tales. This article will offer you a few suggestions for breathtaking castles, but you can find other interesting castles when you read similar articles before you begin your actual trip.
The most famous and breathtaking castle in Germany is the Neuschwanstein in Bavarian Alps along the northern Romantic Road. The castle was built by Ludwig and designed by the theatrical set designer Christian Jank in 1869 on a rocky mountain for pleasure purposes.
Afterwards, the castle becomes the inspiration of The Sleeping Beauty Castle of Disney because of its charming look. It includes flush toilets, a heating system, and running water.
Above the Rhine River, You can see the 850 years old Burg Eltz castle that still keep its original furniture and decor. Moreover, the museum of the castle has a fantastic collection of furniture with armor details from the same period. The Eltz family lives in one wing of the castle opening the castle before visitors in the period between April and November.
The gothic look including ox blood, camphor, and animal hair is still found in the castle. The surrounding forest gives the castle a breathtaking look from a distance.
The Castle of Heidelberg has a unique charm despite the ruins around the place. The castle is located on a rocky hilltop with a dense forest behind the castle to give the place a breathtaking look. It has different architectures from multiple periods because it was partly rebuilt over the different centuries. However, the castle is considered as a serene place because of its overwhelming views.