OUR 5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE CASTLES
Impressive regal estates once fortified and reserved for royalty.
5. Egeskov Castle - Odense, Denmark
For 460 years, Egeskov has stood in its beautiful location in the landscape of Southern Funen. Today, it is famous for being the best preserved moat castle in Europe. It is about 2 to 3 hours away by car and train respectively, from Copenhagen.
Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been inspired by it. It is the focal point of the city's skyline.
The imposing Prague Castle is a world-renowned monument, consisting of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles.
2. Matsumoto Castle - Nagano, Japan
Matsumoto Castle is the oldest extant five structure/six story castle in Japan. The contrasting black and white hues, against the Japanese Alps is incredibly scenic. It is about a 2.5-hour train ride from Tokyo.
1. Neuschwanstein Castle - Schwangau, Germany
A nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany. It was built by King Ludwig II in 1886 to hide from public life. The castle is about 2 hours away from Munich, by car.