Thursday, July 28, 2011

Best Castles of the World

Europe is such a great place, with great history. There are a lot of things that can be found in Europe and there are a lot of things to discover. Some castles are also found in some parts of the world and contribute to the rich history of the world.

Windsor Castle

It is considered the most well-known castle in the world and is the official residence of the England’s Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. It has been the fortress for the royalty for 900 years. It is found above the River Thames and on the edge of the Saxon hunting ground. Tourists can walk through the State Apartments.

Castello di Strassoldo di Sopra

A castle found in the Italy. The castle is the ‘upper’ castle, which is located near the Castello di Strassoldo di Sotto (”lower” castle), and both castles are located in northeast Italy. Although not open for the public, the owners open their halls for two fascinating exhibits in the spring and fall each year. Recently, The owners of the Castello di Sopra have restored a fifteenth-century small house called “la Vicinia,” which they rent out overnight.

Frankenstein Castle

Found in Darmstadt, Germany, the castle was the setting for Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror novel, Frankenstein. During Halloween, the castle is such a place to be with, with monster-themed theater show is performed, along with actors who lurk in the castle shadows. If this castle isn’t enough for you, you can visit a few other German castles .

Bran Castle

Also known as Dracula ’s Castle, the Bran Castle was originally a stronghold built by the Knights of Teutonic Order in 1212. The castle was built as a defense against Turks and later became a customs post on the pass between Transylvania and Walachia.

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