Castles in Germany - German Castles

Germany is a home of thousands of castles, which started being mane during the times when that entire country was separated into dozens of smaller territories. Built for war, defense, personal living and government offices, surviving German castles give us an unique window into the history of Europe.

Burg Eltz

If you want to relive history, you have to visit Burg Eltz, famous Herman castle with the 800-year long history. It was made to be home for several high-class families, who have opened part of the castle to tourists.

Heidelberg Castle

Castles created in the Gothic & Renaissance styles were built all across Europe in the 13th and 14th century, but only one of them is today considered as one of the most important places of engineering, fashion and innovations north of the Alps. With its history that spans more than 800 years, Heidelberg Castle managed to become one of the most famous castle ruins of the Germany that is visited by millions of tourists each year.

Lichtenstein Castle

The old Lichtenstein Castle went through many changes during its 800 year old life, but one thing it is best known is its latest version that was rebuilt in mid-19th century. Hailed as one of the prettiest castles ever made, Lichtenstein castle is the castle you really need to visit one day.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. Created in late 1800s, this incredibly beautiful caste served as an inspiration to the countless of artists who looked it as the perfect “fantasy” castle.