Fairytale castles from around the world
• Fairy-tale castles from around the world
Medieval architects can rightly be considered geniuses in their field. castles built by them combine practicality and richness while remaining beautiful and at the same time inaccessible to the enemy. And the fact that many of them are still standing today, talking about the genius of their creators. We will show you the 10 most beautiful castles that have survived today.
1. Swallow's Nest, Crimea, Yalta.
Initially at Cape Ai-Todor in Yalta was an ordinary wooden house. The appearance of the castle, which has become a popular tourist destination, we owe to the German oil magnate Baron von Steingel who loved holiday in the Crimea and decided to build a castle that would have reminded him of buildings on the banks of the Rhine.
2. Reichsburg Cochem, Germany.
This is a very ancient millennial castle was the seat of King Conrad III. But in 1689, the castle burned French and he could sink into history forever, but in 1868 a German businessman bought the castle and restored.
3. Mont Saint-Michel, France.
This fortress was impregnable, as the sea is surrounded on all sides. Castle is considered one of the most popular attractions in France. It was built in the year 709, and over the years it has not lost its greatness.
4. Castle Hohostervits, Austria.
Hohostervits Castle was built in the ninth century at the height of 160 meters. When the sky is clear, the castle is visible from a distance of 30 km.
5. Castle Bled, Slovenia.
The castle is built on a 100-meter cliff, and from its windows offering stunning views of Lake Bled. But it is not only famous for its views of the castle and its rich history. Previously, there lived the Serbian royal family, and then the castle occupied Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito.
6. Hohenzollern Castle, Germany.
This castle is also standing on Mount Hohenzollern at an altitude of 2, 8 km above sea level. Once Prussian kings lived there.
7. Castillo de San Servando, Spain.
The castle is located in the Spanish province of Toledo, and it was built in the 15th century Spanish nobleman. During the 100 years there was a military garrison and artillery was located.
8. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.
This romantic castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the mid 19th century. Even at that time the castle was considered extravagant.
9. Castle in Methoni, Greece.
Castle Methoni Venetian style has been the epicenter of many battles, as well as the last outpost of Europeans in their fight against the Turks since its construction in the 14th century.
10. Hohenschwangau Castle, Germany.
This fortress was built by the Knights of the family in the region Schwangau, Germany, in the 12th century. He served as the official residence of the large number of rulers, including Ludwig II, who met in the castle of the world famous composer Richard Wagner.