The castle has been a symbol of royalty since ancient times. For thousands of years, emperors have loved to build their own houses out of gold. In order to reflect grandeur of royalty and resist invasion of foreign enemies, those who cross long river of time and stand quietly in valley European castle in wilderness condense classical thickness and fashionable romance, and exude warmth of human nature and beauty of time.
Today I would like to share with you most beautiful castles you will visit in Europe and feel grace and style of princes and nobles of past.
Neuschwanstein Castle stands in Alps, surrounded by mountains and lakes, with beautiful scenery, known as "the place closest to a fairy tale." It was first built in 1869. It has a fresh and elegant appearance, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, looks like a charming lady from afar, and looks like a graceful lady from a distance.
Whether you are in fort or traveling outside fort, visitors will be intoxicated by its extraordinary temperament and touched by its deep charm.
Castle of Mont Saint-Michel, France
There is a popular Western legend that "you haven't been to France unless you've been to Mont Saint-Michel." The castle has more than a thousand years of history and is known as "eighth wonder of world." ". The gothic spire of church soars into sky, and golden statue of St. Michael at top holds a sharp sword and points straight to sky, as if falling into a fairy-tale land on earth.
For thousands of years it has been proudly independent, reliant on sea and wind, towering over ebb and flow of Atlantic Ocean, and has been worshiped by generations of believers.
This is birthplace of Hohenzollern family. It was built around same period as aforementioned Neuschwanstein Castle. However, compared to fabulous appearance of Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenzollern Castle seems full of masculine heroism, which also represents glorious history of Prussian dynasty.
In front of this ancient castle, anyone will feel a different and simple solemn beauty, which is rooted in stamina and greatness of soul of German people, and also comes from sculpting and sculpting of history by time.
Château de Chambord on Loire, France
The Château de Chambord is built in an area where life of French aristocrats is seething, it is most majestic and largest of all castles of Loire Valley. "Chambord has a truly royal demeanor, not only because of his magnificent scale and noble dynamics, but also because he stands out from crowd and proudly stands out of mold."
The locals often refer to it and feminine Chenonceau as king and queen in a French castle. It embodies magnificent and exaggerated style of a royal garden and is perfect combination of imperial power and art.
Switzerland, Chillon Castle
This is a medieval castle on water, located on shore of lake, surrounded by beautiful Lake Geneva and majestic Alps. The appearance of castle is simple and gloomy, solid and solid, which can be said to show vicissitudes of times, or it can be said to ignore erosion of time.
The castle is surrounded by a lake, as if it were an island in lake, connected to shore by a covered bridge. The medieval monuments in castle are quite rich, so it is more romantic and beautiful than ever.
Castle of Segovia, Spain
The Alcazar of Segovia is located in western part of city of Segovia and is a Spanish royal castle with a long history. Thanks to its strategic location, castle is indulgent and has a great view. Among them, blue roof is one of characteristics of castle, it is said that Disney used it as a blueprint for design of Snow White's castle.
After several centuries of continuous reconstruction, entire castle has become a classical building, combining palace architecture and military defense architecture.
Saars Castle, Austria
Salzburg is a world famous historical and cultural city, birthplace of Mozart, famous for its beautiful natural scenery and cultural customs. The fortress of Salzburg Castle in city is one of largest medieval castles in Europe, like a diamond in a treasure box.
Salzburg is surrounded by charming green mountains and blue Alps. Many archbishops and monarchs who ruled Salzburg lived in fortress, which has magnificent guest rooms, torture rooms and salt castles, a museum and a puppet museum.
Pena Castle, Portugal
Pena Palace, built in 19th century romanticism style, has bright red, yellow and other colorful colors and various architectural elements that are combined together. With blue sky and white clouds, it looks like a castle in a fairy tale world. This is palace of king of Portugal, with a dazzling, peculiar and pretentious figure, like a castle in style of the palace of La Pena.
The palace itself is a mixture of different architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, Moorish and Manueline. From top of Pena Palace you can also see panorama of Sintra and scenery is extremely beautiful.
Edin Castle, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle is one of important symbols of Edinburgh, it is located on granite top of an extinct volcano in Edinburgh, it is very noticeable and visible from any corner of city center. Currently, castle is open to public, and some of its buildings are also open to tourists.
The castle has a military museum, which exhibits various items and records military history of Scotland, Britain and Europe. Every year it can receive more than 1.2 million tourists.
Dracula's Castle, Romania
This is birthplace of horror legends, i.e. Dracula's Castle, where legendary vampires gather. Strong and thick walls and a wide field of view make it a very good military defensive function.
Now Brown Castle has become a museum of history and art, it displays things from different periods, such as ancient spears, Romanian armor, muskets from different eras, Japanese long knives that remind people of experience of castle. It has been ups and downs.
If you have a dream of a princess or a prince, go to a European castle to make it come true~