4 Fantastical Castles Around Europe

Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania

This 14th century, Gothic‑Renaissance castle is considered one of the 'Seven Wonders of Romania' and it is easy to see why! It was originally built as a defense fortress against the Ottoman Empire.

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Peles, Castle in Sinai’s, Romania

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe. The first couple to live there, King Carol I and his wife Queen Elizabeth of Romania were known to be very different in temperament and interests.

The king was an accomplished soldier who greatly expanded and improved the Romanian military, and the queen was more artistic, with a great fondness for music, art, and literature.

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Schloss Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle is a privately‑owned Gothic Revival castle located in the Swabian Jura of southern Germany. It was designed by Carl Alexander Heideloff and its name means "shining stone" or "bright stone".

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Rocco della Guaita, San Marino Castle, Italy

The Guaita ancient fortress of San Marino, Italy is the oldest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano. It was built in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison until 1975.

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