Category Archives for "Great Castles of the World"

Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s Castle, Konopiště, Czech Republic

Konopiste CZ 02 by Marek Prokop

Introduction to Konopiště Thirty miles south of Prague is Konopiště, the lavish residence of the archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir of the Habsburg throne. While waiting his turn to become emperor, Ferdinand turned this castle into a palace with all the latest comforts, amassed one of the world’s best collections of arms and armor, and lined […]

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Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France – Great Castles of the World

Versailles Hall of Mirrors Screen Shot

  The Chateau de Versailles is one of the most popular tourist stops in France but it has not been that way for too many years.  The massive structure fell into disrepair after the French Revolution and most of the furnishings were sold off.  Only since World War II has there been an ongoing major […]

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle Screen Shot

  Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, pronounced [nɔʏˈʃvaːnʃtaɪn], English: New Swanstone Castle) is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for […]

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Malbork Castle, Poland – Take a Video Tour

Malbork Castle excerpt from World Heritage Centre Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex in the characteristic and unique style of the Teutonic Order, which evolved independently from the contemporary castles of western Europe and the Near East. The spectacular fortress represents the phenomenon of the monastic […]

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