Most beautiful castles

All of us have fantasized about being a beautiful princess who lives in a fairytale castle with high towers and sweeping views. Well, I know I have ūüôā Here are some of the most beautiful castles in the world that will have you wishing you were a princess all over again!!

1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

German for ‚ÄúNew Swanstone Castle‚ÄĚ,¬†this castle is a 19th-century¬†palace¬†on a rugged hill in Bavaria,¬†Germany. The palace was commissioned by¬†Ludwig II of Bavaria¬†as a retreat and was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.¬†More than 1.3 million people visit the castle annually. This is indeed one of the most beautiful castles in the world!

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
2. Mont Saint Michel, France

A¬†rocky¬†tidal island¬†in¬†Normandy, located approximately 1 km off the coast. The island‚Äôs highest point is 92 meters (301 feet)¬†above sea level. The population of this UNESCO¬†World Heritage Site¬†is only a few dozens, but visited by more than 3 million people each year. The strong tides in the area change quickly, and connect and disconnects the island from the mainland on a daily basis ūüôā

Mont Saint Michel, France
3. Egeskov Castle – Funen, Denmark

Built in the middle of a lake in 1554 with the original purpose to keep enemies at bay. With its surrounding moat, drawbridge and battlements, Egeskov Castle was a difficult fortress to crack. Today, Egeskov Castle is a peaceful destination. The grounds play host to mazes, extravagant gardens and a wealth of museums, including collections devoted to vintage motorbikes and cars. And kids of all ages will fall in love with Titania’s Palace, arguably the most impressive dollhouse in the world. Handmade in Ireland, the intricate mini castle features 18 elaborate rooms filled with handcrafted mahogany furniture and 3,000 tiny works of art.

Egeskov Castle - Funen, Denmark
4. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, Paris

The sleeping beauty castle at Disneyland Paris is undoubtedly one of my favorites! You will fall in love with this magical castle and wish you were a princess waiting in this castle for handsome knight to rescue you!

Princess Castle, Disneyland Paris
5. Peleș Castle, Romania

This Neo-Renaissance castle is located in the Carpathian Mountains, built between 1873 and 1914. Its unique style and architecture plus its idyllic mountain setting has earned it a spot on the most beautiful castles list!

Pele»ô Castle, Romania
6. Osaka Castle, Japan

One of Japan’s most famous castles, Osaka has a five-story exterior and an eight-story interior. It was built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from attackers during the 16th century.

Osaka Castle, Japan
7. Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany

Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace in Germany, which receives more than 300,000 visitors per year.

Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany
8. Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Prague Castle was named the largest ancient castle in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, occupying 70,000 square meters. Its definitely a place worth visiting. See our article on top destinations for 2015 for more details top-destinations-2015

Prague Castle, Czech Republic
9. Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Kylemore was built as a private residence for wealthy London doctor, Mitchell Henry. The estate was sold to the Duke and Dutchess of Manchester in 1909, but they were forced to sell due to gambling debts.

Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
10. Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

By now you know I have a thing for lakeside living ūüôā This beautiful castle with the backdrop of Swiss Alps and over-looking a lake is as romantic as it gets. This island castle consists of 100 individual buildings, merged into the palace it is today.

Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

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