Category: Schloss

Schloss Drachenburg (Drachenburg Castle)Königs…

Schloss Drachenburg (Drachenburg Castle)
Königswinter, on the Rhine near Bonn, Germany.

Schloss Drachenburg is a private villa in palace style constructed in the late 19th century. It was completed in only two years (1882–84) on the Drachenfels hill. Baron Stephan von Sarter, a broker and banker, planned to live there, but never did. Today the Palace is now in the possession of the State Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Castle Bürresheim (Schloss Bürresheim), near M…

Castle Bürresheim (Schloss Bürresheim),
near Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

The castle consists of buildings constructed between the twelfth and the seventeenth century. The twelfth century keep is the oldest part. The castle was never taken, or raised, or slighted (unlike almost all other Rhine castles).

It featured in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which it was called Brunwald Castle.

Schloss Moritzburg (Castle Moritzburg), Schloß…

Schloss Moritzburg (Castle Moritzburg),
Schloßallee, 01468 Moritzburg, Saxony, Germany.

Moritzburg Castle is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, in the German state of Saxony, about 13 kilometres (8.1 MI) Northwest of Dresden. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built here between 1542 and 1546.

Hluboká Castle (German: Schloss Frauenberg), H…

Hluboká Castle (German: Schloss Frauenberg),
Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic.

The original royal castle, dating from the second half of the 13th century was rebuilt at the end of the 16th. Architects  built a Romantic Neo-Gothic chateau here in the years 1841 to 1871. In 1940, the castle was seized from its owner, Adolph Schwarzenberg, by the Gestapo. It was confiscated by the government of Czechoslovakia after the end of World War II.

Schloss Hohenzollern (Hohenzollern Castle), 72…

Schloss Hohenzollern (Hohenzollern Castle),
72379 Burg Hohenzollern, Germany.

Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, who became German Emperors

A castle was first constructed here in the early 11th century. The present castle was constructed for King Frederick William IV of Prussia between 1846 and 1867. The design was based on English Gothic Revival architecture and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley.

In 1945 it became home to the former Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, son of the last Hohenzollern monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm II, who is buried there with his wife, Crown Princess Cecilie.

Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle)…

Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle),
Above Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany.

Neuschwanstein is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. The palace was intended as a personal refuge but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his suspicious death in 1886. Since then more than 65 million people have visited it. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the main inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Schloß Naudersberg (Naudersberg Castle), Naude…

Schloß Naudersberg (Naudersberg Castle),
Nauders, Tirol, Austria.

Schloss Schönbühel (Schoenbuhel Castle),Schönb…

Schloss Schönbühel (Schoenbuhel Castle),
Schönbühel-Aggsbach, Austria.

The castle date from the early 12th century. It is sited below Melk on the right bank of the Danube,

Schloss Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein Castle), ne…

Schloss Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein Castle),
near Honau, Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

This is a Gothic Revival castle built in the 1840s, though there has been a castle on the site above the source of the river Echaz since around 1200. In 1802, the land came into the hands of King Frederick I of Württemberg, who dismantled the ruins of an earlier castle and built a hunting lodge here. In 1837, the land was bought Duke Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg, who, inspired by a novel called “Lichtenstein”, built the current castle in 1840–42. The castle is still owned by the Dukes of Urach, but is open to visitors. It contains a large collection of historic weapons and armour.