Germany is full of castles. This post takes you through the very best including fairy-tale Neuschwanstein, the ruins of Heidelberg and a palace just outside of Berlin.
Take a Trip Through Germany’s Past and Visit Its Best Castles.
There are over 25,000 castles in Germany today. Some are only ruins, but many of them are well-preserved and home to museums, restaurants and even hotels open to the public.
The country is filled with castles because during the Middle Ages, Germany was divided into many small, competitive feudal states and principalities. These unstable times encouraged the construction of secure and fortified castles in Germany.
The Castle Road is lined with 70 castles and palaces; it is 625 miles long and leads you on small winding back roads from the southwest of Germany to the Czech Republic.