In January, we had the opportunity to visit Heidelberg for the first time. It was cold, snowy and we got a look at this beautiful city in a complete different perspective. We decided to spend a night in the city so we could have a full day to explore the castle and the surroundings.
Among the numerous attractions to visit in northern Slovakia, the Spis Castle is a truly enchanting structure. Located just by the town of Spišské Podhradie, this vast castle has always attracted visitors.
There are regular buses from Poprad to Spišské Podhradie. As there were no electronic sign boards on the bus and also the driver never informed passengers about the stops, we requested a pretty local lady to let us know when we arrived at the stop and she agreed.
One never gets tired of visiting castles in Europe and specially Germany. Some are well known and make their way to the “10 places you should ….” lists in various blogs and sites, however there are many others which are nestled somewhere between hills and forests, enchanting visitors for centuries.
The Eltz Castle of Germany is one such structure which definitely is worth a visit. The Eltz family erected a dwelling on this site over a thousand years ago on a massive rock. To visit the castle by public transport, one needs to travel by train to Moselkern station on the Koblenz – Trier route and then hike 5 kms to the castle.
Among the numerous castles of Europe, the castles of Denmark, although not the ones to be in the top list of many travelers, are quite a noteworthy lot. With a lot of architectural varieties, these castles have made their places in history both as architectural beauties and also subjects of historical events.
Löwenburg Castle or Lion’s Castle is majestically situated in the beautiful location of Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, Germany along with the Herkules monument and Wilhelmshöhe Palace. The castle was built as an artificial medieval knight’s castle during the period 1793 – 1801 by landgrave Wilhelm IX and the castle is also his tomb.
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Gravensteen Castle or “Castle of the counts” is situated in the beautiful city of Ghent, Belgium. It was built in 1180 by Philip of Alsace. The best thing about the castle is that it is right in the middle of the city, but that does not take any of it’s charm away. Lets take a short tour through the castle.
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