Best Castles in Bavaria, Germany

Best castles in Bavaria-Hohenschwangau Castle

One of the most important historic regions of Germany, Bavaria is home to dozens of spectacular medieval fortresses, sumptuous palaces, and eclectic castles. Steeped in history and legend and set in areas of gorgeous natural beauty, these places have inspired imaginations all over the world. Many sit perched high above historic little towns as they … Read more

King Ludwig’s Castles to visit in Bavaria, Germany

German Castles Neuschwanstein-Castle

Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm became King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1864 at the age of 18 after succeeding his Father, Maximilian II. Best remembered for his eccentric lifestyle and the creation of the most stunning fairytale-like castles and palaces that still exist in Europe today, we also have Ludwig to thank for Wagner’s success. Disclaimer: This … Read more

The best Rhine river castles

Castles in Rhine-Katz-Castle

The Rhine is Germany’s longest river by far, flowing for 690km. It is divided into the Alpine, High, Upper, Middle, and Lower Rhine, with hundreds of charming castles built overlooking and alongside its banks, many of them dating from the 12th-14th centuries with a fantastic mix of ruins and 19th century Romanticism makeovers. The Upper Middle Rhine … Read more

A Guide to Stolzenfels Castle

Stolzenfels Castle in Germany

Standing not far from Koblenz on the left bank of the Rhine river in Germany, Stolzenfels is a medieval castle constructed in the 13th century, which was later reconstructed into a palace as part of the 19th-century Gothic revival which swept across Europe. Visiting Stolzenfels Castle On the Rhine History of Stolzenfels Castle Like many … Read more

A Guide To Cochem Castle in Germany

Cochem Castle in Germany

Towering over the Mosel valley in western Germany, the Imperial castle at Cochem is an intimidating fortification, part of a series of hill castles that controlled trade in the region. The original Romanesque castle was badly damaged during the Nine Years’ War, before later being reconstructed into the spectacular Neo-gothic structure that we see today. … Read more

A guide to Rheinfels Castle, Germany

Rheinfels Castle Germany

Rheinfels Castle is a medieval ruin located above the town of St. Goar on the western bank of the River Rhine in Germany. Originally constructed in 1245, the castle underwent several expansions which saw it become the largest fortress in the middle-Rhine before it was ruined at the end of the 18th century. Today Rheinfels … Read more

A Guide to visiting Marksburg Castle, Germany

Marksburg Castle Germany

Standing above the town of Braubach on the banks of the river Rhine, Marksburg Castle is an imposing defensive fortification. The castle was not only used to defend the surrounding countryside but was also useful in controlling the trade that passed through the region via roads and the river. Of the 40 castles in the … Read more

Best Castle Hotels in Germany

Best Castle hotels in Germany

When you think of European castles, you probably immediately think of quaint medieval towns in the Bavarian countryside. While Bavaria certainly has its share of castles, there are many more situated across all of Germany that are worth exploring. But why only explore a castle when you can spend the night in one? Some of … Read more