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Castles and palaces

Are you ready for a trip down memory lane? Then join us to the breathtaking palaces and castles. These magnificent buildings are not only a testament to the past, but also an important part of culture and history.

The many palaces and castles are a real feast for the eyes and tell stories from times long past. Whether you're passionate about medieval chivalry or baroque grandeur, there's something for everyone here.

Visit the imposing Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, which served as the inspiration for the Disney Castle. Or admire the majestic Eltz Castle, which has overlooked the Moselle for more than 850 years.

But these magnificent structures are not only of aesthetic importance. They were also once important defensive structures and residences for kings and nobles. The many different architectural styles and influences reflect the eventful history, from the Romanesque to the Renaissance.

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So if you want to take a trip into the past, you should definitely visit these impressive palaces and castles. Let yourself be enchanted by its beauty and history and immerse yourself in a world of knights and intrigue.

These palaces and castles are worth a trip. They tell stories. Among them are some who house museums. Others are inhabited instead. Others, on the other hand, serve as hotels or restaurants. Many of them are located in parks. A visit to the castle therefore not only offers buildings that impress. Parks also often invite you to take a walk. A trip to a castle therefore guarantees a day for connoisseurs.


Castles on the Moselle

Discover castles on the Moselle

There are many castles on the Moselle. Among them are well-known ones such as Eltz Castle or the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress near Koblenz. But there are more that are worth a trip or even a trip. We present the most beautiful of them here. The most beautiful castles on the Moselle Along the Moselle ...
Castle Lockenhaus

Knight's dinner in the castle Lockenhaus

Knight's dinner at Lockenhaus Castle in Burgenland We are invited to a knight's dinner at Lockenhaus Castle in Burgenland, a special kind of pleasure trip. The castle towers conspicuously above the small town of the same name. We also spend the night in the castle. Part of the formerly dilapidated castle has been prepared for overnight guests. We are ...
Castle Hotel Rosenau

Schlosshotel Rosenau for connoisseurs & Freemasons

Schlosshotel Rosenau for connoisseurs and Freemasons "What do Freemasons and connoisseurs have in common?" you will surely ask yourself. Our answer is: "The Schlosshotel Rosenau in the Waldviertel." This castle hotel, which goes back to one of the typical square courtyards of the region and was expanded into a renaissance castle in the 16th century, has undergone several renovations ...
Castle Mayerling

Mayerling Austria – Castle and Tragedy

The tragedy of Crown Prince Rudolf in Mayerling Castle This time we embark on a journey along the traces of Austrian history, more precisely along those that have remained undiscovered to this day. The small market town of Mayerling in the Vienna Woods deserves a special mention as it is home to Mayerling Castle. This in turn is an important place, ...
Breakfast terrace overlooking Würzburg

Weinberg Hotel in Wurzburg

Schlosshotel Steinburg - the Weinberg Hotel Würzburg A Würzburg tip for connoisseurs! This vineyard hotel in Würzburg is an experience in itself. Nothing gives us an idea of ​​the magnificent view of Würzburg and the Würzburger Stein vineyards that await us. At the Weinberg Hotel Würzburg in Bavaria we begin our research journey as travel bloggers...
Cawdor Castle

Discover Cawdor Castle in Scotland

Cawdor Castle in Nairn Cawdor Castle and Gardens in Scotland is in Nairn, just 23 miles northeast of Inverness. That's why a visit is worthwhile even during a short visit to Inverness. We drive for almost half an hour on country roads past green landscapes. That's exactly how we imagined Scotland. The ...
Castle Vianden

Vianden - a castle in the Ourtal

Vianden Castle in Luxembourg We are on our way to the north-east of Luxembourg. Sandy Rischette from Tourism Luxembourg accompanies us on our tour through her country. So far we only know Luxembourg from driving through the motorway. But now we find out how much we missed. We drive along narrow country roads through small and ...
Christmas forest

Christmas market in Hellbrunn Palace

The Christmas market in Hellbrunn Palace Christmas market in Hellbrunn Palace - what makes it so special? The most beautiful Salzburg Christmas market for us is definitely the Christmas market in Hellbrunn Palace. A whole forest adorned with thick red Christmas baubles stands in the time before Christmas in the palace courtyard of Hellbrunn Palace in ...
Antique cabinets fit into the picture

Hotel am Mirabellplatz in Salzburg

Staying centrally in Salzburg at the Hotel am Mirabellplatz Petar and I love staying in hotels that tell stories. Especially in cities that are full of history. Salzburg is such a city in which you can find a different piece of history from the Salzburg region practically on every corner ...
Castle Wiesenburg

Schlosspark Wiesenburg im Fläming

We discovered Wiesenburg Castle and Park Wiesenburg Castle in Fläming when we were looking for excursion destinations for connoisseurs south of Berlin. There we experienced a couple of beautiful autumn days at the gates of Berlin in the region of Wiesenburg Mark, which made the trip unforgettable for us. Our trip to Germany took us to ...


Questions and answers about palaces and castles

What is the oldest castle in Europe?

Ksiaz Castle in Poland, built in the 13th century, is considered one of the oldest castles in Europe.

Which castle in France is a symbol of royal splendor and is considered the largest castle in the world?

The Palace of Versailles in France is a symbol of royal splendor and is said to be the largest palace in the world.

Which castle in Germany is famous for its magnificent gardens and water fountains?

The Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam is famous for its magnificent gardens and water fountains and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Which castle in Scotland is associated with the legend of the Loch Ness Monster?

The Urquhart Castle in Scotland is linked to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster and offers stunning views of the loch.

Which castle in Austria was the location for the well-known film "The Sound of Music"?

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg was the filming location for the well-known film "The Sound of Music" and is a popular travel destination for fans of the film.



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Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika