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

The Best Castles near Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf – the German financial hub that seamlessly merges business and modernity with artistic endeavours, buzzing nightlife and entirely creative architecture. The city itself is enchanting, and has so much to offer, with its historical quarter, the Rhine, and its plethora of traditional bars; yet, outside the centre lies a string of historic castles, that … Read more

Castles near Cologne

Schloss Drachenburg - castles near Cologne

Cologne, or locally referred to as ‘Koln’ is one of Germany’s less prominent cities, but is nonetheless a hidden gem that has an abundance of treasures to offer, both in its center, and further outside of its center. The city itself is bursting with layers and centuries of history, ranging from an ancient Roman wall, an … Read more

The Best Castles Near Stuttgart

Ludwigslust Palace - best castles near Stuttgart

When you think of German cities, you likely imagine the bright lights and grandeur of cities like Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt, yet, there are also a plethora of smaller, and equally charming cities, such as Stuttgart. Situated in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart is a small but enchanting metropolis that is perched upon the Neckar … 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

Castles near Berlin

Whether you’re visiting Berlin on a weekend city break or are planning a more extensive tour of Germany, a trip to at least one of Berlin’s Prussian castle’s is a must! You might not realise it but Berlin and Brandenburg contain numerous historic castles dating back 1,000 years or more – Learn the history of the … Read more