Are you ready to feel like a hero of the fairy tale world? Castles all over Europe offer their visitors an unforgettable travel experience. These castles extend from Germany to Slovenia and impress with their designs. Let’s explore the list of the most beautiful castles in the world and the most special castles in Europe with Birten Çankaya, the author of Instagram’s phenomenon traveler Seyahatimgeldi.
Special Castles Worth Seeing In Europe
- Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most magnificent castles in the world. The castle invites its visitors to a fairy tale journey. It is located in the city of Füssen in the Bavaria region of Germany. The castle is the scene of postcard scenes with the unique view of the Alps. It was built in the 19th century with Neo Romanticism architecture. The inside of the castle is as eye-catching as the outside. By booking your ticket online, you can avoid the queue in front of the castle. After visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, you can explore the charming streets of Füssen.
- Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle is located 3 kilometers from Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. Chillon Castle was built in the 12th century for defense purposes. It is one of the most visited places in Switzerland. Chillon Castle offers an incredible beauty to watch under the snow in winter. The Counts of Savoy lived in the castle from the 12th to the 16th century. Chillon Castle is also a unique sightseeing stop for photography enthusiasts. The dungeons inside the castle are worth seeing.
- Haut Koenigsbourg Castle
If your journey is in the Alsace region of France, there is a great sightseeing stop you can add to your route: Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. It is located at the top of Orschwiller, about 20 minutes from Colmar. The castle was built in 1147. The castle courtyard overlooking the lush Alsace plain can be visited free of charge, and the entrance fee to the castle is 9 Euros. Get ready to travel back centuries as you tour the castle. The emperors’ rooms, personal belongings and war tools still preserve their first-day glory.
The Most Beautiful Castles in the World
- Chambord Castle
Chambord Castle is another of the most spectacular castles in France, located in the Loire Valley. It is two hours away from Paris. The castle was built in the 16th century as the hunting lodge of King Francis I. It is known as the largest of the Loire Palaces. There are more than 4500 works of art in Chambord Castle. The castle also has more than 60 rooms. The garden of the castle is also very attractive.
- Bled Castle
How would you like to take a look at the magnificent view of Bled Lake from Bled Castle? It is known as the oldest Slovenian castle. The history of the building goes back to 1004. The castle, where additional towers were built in the medieval period, was greatly damaged in the earthquake in 1511 and gained its current appearance by rebuilding. It is built on the lush green mountains of the town of Bled. The castle will become one of the unforgettable moments of your Slovenia trip.