Denmark has a surprising amount of castles, manors and palaces. No less than 160 adorn the Danish landscape, from the rich soils of Funen to the aristocratic environment of Zealand. The castles served a number of different purposes. Some were primarily for defensive use, some were residences for Kings and Queens – and some of them still are!
Discover with us a personal Top10 of our favourite castles in Denmark:
Germany is one of the best countries in Europe to soak in a medieval atmosphere and go on a castle quest.
Because we’re crazy about castles, we visited more than 20 of those in the southwest of Germany, in the region of Baden-Württemberg, covering about one third of the Castle Route. From gloomy ruins to boasting baroque, join us on a Castle Quest.
Photographer Tom Wayman ventured beyond the regular trails to capture the magic of Neuschwanstein Castle in the south of Germany, near the Austrian border. This palace rather than castle is said to have inspired Walt Disney for the castle in Sleeping Beauty and there’s no denying its fairytale beauty.
Tom scaled the mountains in order to capture its beauty. Here’s his exploration in pictures.
Peleș Castle in Sinaia is a perfect escape from the urban bustle of Bucharest. Situated amidst the Transylvanian mountains, with a backdrop of a forest in autumnal colours, this fairytale castle might not be enchanted, but is certainly one of the most enchanting castles in Europe!
Join us on a daytrip from Bucharest, that offers fairy-tale castles, Art Nouveau mansions and excellent hiking.
By Dennis Rettke, Traveling Donkeys For our road trip through Europe, there was no doubt in our mind that we wanted to drive as to fully immerse ourselves in our European encounter, and it didn’t take long before we drove the car away from the highway and into adventure. It was a sunny day and…
By Antoine Barthelemy Sintra is situated in the mountains near Lisbon and has contributed hugely to the Portuguese heritage in buildings and monuments over the course of history. In 1995, UNESCO recognised the importance of the architectural heritage and classified the city as a World Heritage Site. Most famous for its many astonishing 19th century…
The Loire valley is one of the places in Europe with most castles.
No wonder it is a Unesco World Heritage, and there’s nothing better than to go on a castle roadtrip around the beautiful countryside to (try to) see them all. But some deserve more mention than others. Not because they’re grand but because they’re special.
We have found 5 lesser-known castles, that may be very different, but are equally fabulous.