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Top 5 Most Beautiful Fairytale Castles in Europe

We are living in a world where every single day a new skyscraper is being constructed but looking at a Castle brings back all the childhood stories of Kings and Princess which were told back by our grandparents. Europe is known for its beautiful and grand castles all around the globe and here is our pick of top 5 mystical castles of Europe. If you’re considering taking a vacation in Europe any time soon, try throwing in a few of these beautiful fairytale castles in Europe to your itinerary to get transported back to Medieval age. 

 

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5 Most Beautiful Fairytale Castles in Europe

  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • The Alhambra
  • Hohenzollern Castle
  • Prague Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle

1. Neuschwanstein Castle (also known as “castle of paradox”)

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You might have seen this castle in Disney movies or various magazines because it is one of the most photographed castles in the world, but there’s still nothing quite like seeing Germany’s fairy-tale castle in person. Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. The Neuschwanstein Castle really looks like a fairy-tale castle. It was built in the 19th century in Bavaria, in a time when castles no longer had strategical and defensive purposes. One of the interesting fact about Neuschwanstein Castle is the designer of the castle was Christian Jank. He was not even an architect but a theatrical designer. The Sleeping Beauty Castle’s design in Disneyland was inspired by Neuschwanstein.

2. The Alhambra ( One of the few “Muslim castles” in Europe)

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Alhambra endures as an atypical example of Muslim art in its final European stages, relatively uninfluenced by the direct Byzantine influencesfound in theMezquitaof CórdobaIt is a place where artists and intellectuals had taken refuge as the Reconquista by Spanish Christians won victories over Al Andalus. Interestingly the Alhambra tiles used in the castle contain nearly all, if not all, of the seventeen mathematically possible wallpaper design groups. The park has a multitude of nightingales and is usually filled with the sound of running water from several fountains and cascades.It is definitely one of the most mystical castles in Europe and one of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe.

3. Hohenzollern Castle (also known as “The Castle in the clouds”)

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Sometimes romantic, sometimes sinister, Situated on mountain top spot surrounded by the mountain mists of the Black Forest, the Hohenzollern Castle is one of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe. The ancestral castle of the Hohenzollern gets its name from its perch “high on the Zoller hill”. Overlooking the Danube Valley at the eastern edge of the Black Forest, sometimes shrouded in clouds like a legendary mythical fairy-tale castle, it evokes a palpable sense of both melancholy and wonder. This Castle has witnessed lots of battles and it is one of those castles where the history is still alive.

4. Prague Castle (One of the “Largest Castles” in the world”)

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It is one of the most mystical castles in Europe and is one of the most romantic tourist spots in Prague, especially for a Europe honeymoon. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the biggest castle in the world and is one of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe. It’s a prominent feature that rises above Lesser Town with its tall towers visible from afar. Complete with four churches, four palaces, three halls, eight gardens and a number of other buildings, the castle is somewhat of a small city. Most of the areas are open to the public, with some building housing museums, including the National Gallery collection of Bohemian baroque and mannerism art, the Toy Museum and a picture gallery of Prague Castle.

5. Edinburgh Castle (Only Castle on top of “Extinct Volcano”)

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It is one of its own types. One of the best examples of a fully restored medieval fortress, Edinburgh Castle towers over Scotland’s capital city from atop an extinct volcano called Castle Rock. It was built in the 12th century and has passed hands between the English and the Scots numerous times over the course of its bloody history. Today, it’s open to the public year-round for tours and events. Edinburgh Castle is home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland and with them rests the ‘Stone of Destiny’ also knows as ‘Stone of Scone’. It is a traditional coronation stone of all the Kings and Queens of England and Scotland. That stone has been fought for by England and Scotland many a time. The actual stone is hidden. It is uncertain whether anyone knows its actual location, of course, Edinburgh Castle has its own mysteries and is one of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe.
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