Everywhere in Austria, it seems there are palaces, castles, forts, and ruins. Many of the castles were impressive structures built on the highest hills or mountains, while others were nestled in a forest of green trees
One of the largest fortified castles in Europe
Vianden Castle was constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman castellum. It fell into ruin in the 19th century until the family of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg transferred it to State ownership in 1977. Since restored to its former glory, the castle now ranks as a monument of not only regional but European importance.
Best 10 castles in Spain
Even though royalty lived in them for brief periods, more often Spanish castles were designed to withstand sieges
Top 10 most amazing castles in Switzerland
Wherever you may find yourself in Switzerland, there is always a picturesque castle nearby waiting to be explored. Most were constructed during the Middle Ages, offering you a rare glimpse back into times long past
The most beautiful castles in the United Kingdom
England, Scotland, and Wales have a great history. That is why the first thing a lot of people think about Great Britain is castles and medieval fortresses. Explore the mysteries and secrets of Britain's most famous castles
Top 10 greatest castles in France
A great number of picturesque castles and fortified towns with rich histories can be found throughout France. Check out ten of the most beautiful of these architectural wonders plus a superb video presentation of these castles that are just waiting to be discovered by travelers.
Top 10 most beautiful castles in Germany
Germany is famous for its castles, with their pasts filled with knights, dukes and holy wars. Fairy-tale castles that sit atop high mountains, medieval wonders or magnificent structures built to protect towns or just pleasure some kings, Germany has it all.