The most beautiful castles in Germany

1. Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

The ancestral seat of the House of Hohenzollern is based in the south-west of Germany and was built from 1000 until 1267. During the 19th century, the castle was extended and enlarged. Today, it´s not a residence anymore and has developed to be a touristic attraction.

Neuschwanstein Castle

This Bavarian castle was built in 1869 and commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Unfortunately, the King himself only lived in the castle for one month and died before the building was finished. Today, this sight is visited by over 1 million visitors per year.

3. schloss babelsberg


Babelsberg Palace

The Babelsberg Palace is in Potsdam and was the summer residence of the emperor Wilhelm I for over 50 years. The palace belongs to the UNESCO world heritage and is currently a museum for pre- and early history.


4. schwerin castle

Schwerin Palace

The architects (Gottfried Semper) were inspired by French Renaissance palaces when they designed this home of many dukes of Mecklenburg. Since 1990 the state parliament of Mecklenburg is based in this palace in addition to a Museum.


Schloss Nordkirchen

Nordkirchen Palace

The Baroque palace is in the north-west of Germany close to the city of Münster. It is surrounded by water which makes it one of the most extraordinary palaces of Germany and a popular place for weddings. Today, a university of finance is based in the palaces.


6. dresdner zwinger

Dresdner Zwinger

In 1709 the Dresden Zwinger was built and was initially used as orangery. The electoral prince Friedrich August I. enlarged the Zwinger to a palace. After the second World War the palace had to be rebuilt and is now used as museum and for music and theatre performances.


7. wernigerode palace

Wernigerode castle

This castle in East Germany was built in the 19th century. Today, it serves as a museum for art and cultural history with rooms in their original design from the 19th century which are also open to the public.


8. eremitage


The since 1715 formed Eremitage is in Bayreuth, Bavaria. It is mostly used as museum. There are still some rooms with the original furniture, a hall of mirrors, a marble hall and lots of other attractions which can be visited with a guided tour.




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