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

Ludwigsburg Palace, Germany

Also known as Schloss Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg Palace is an enormous palace complex situated in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Consisting of 452 rooms spread across 18 buildings, the palace sits in a 79-acre estate featuring lush gardens, making it the largest palatial estate in Germany. As a result, it has been nicknamed ‘the Versailles of Swabia’. … Read more

10 Castles near Dresden

Moritzburg Castles near Dresden

Dresden is the capital city of the German state of Saxony, and today it is the second-largest city in Saxony and twelfth largest in Germany. In 1270 the city became the capital of the margraviate of Meissen, a major principality of the medieval Holy Roman Empire, ruled by the Wettin dynasty, who constructed many castles … Read more

Heidelberg Castle in Germany

Hedelberg Castle in Geramny

A guest post by Sharon Odegaard of Exploring Our World Iconic Heidelberg Castle, high above the banks of the Neckar River in Germany, keeps watching on the town of Old Heidelberg spread out below. The sprawling red sandstone castle dates to the 13th century and once was one of the grandest palaces of Europe. Set … Read more

Palaces in Germany

Germany, a European country that is rich with countless layers of history, and has some of the most exquisite historic palaces in the world, is one of the best travel destinations for architecture and culture enthusiasts. Here is the ultimate guide to uncovering the exquisite array of palaces that Germany has to offer: 18 Palaces … Read more

Castles in the Black Forest Germany

Schloß Eberstein

With somewhere between 20 and 25,000 castles, there are more castles in Germany than any other country. Quite a few of them can be found in the southwest corner bordering France – The Black Forest. Known as Schwarzwald in German, it is one of the most spectacular parts of Germany. Here, you’ll find not only … Read more

Castles near Hamburg

Ludwigslust Palace - best castles near Stuttgart

Germany’s second-largest city and biggest port is known as ‘the gateway to the world’. One of the main centers of the Hanseatic League, it has attracted international trade since the Middle Ages and is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city, including the Spiecherstadt warehouses. … 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. Born in … Read more