Can You Name These European Castles?
This iconic castle was created for the Bavarian King Ludwig II, who sadly died just before its completion. Including romantic, Romanesque, and neo-Gothic style features that make it seem like it just popped out of a fairy tale, what is this castle called?
- Did you know that the classic Disney castle featured in the parks and on the logo was partially based on Neuschwanstein? It's also one of the most popular castles for European tourists.
A castle and Iron Age complex surrounded by a bustling city, what is the name of this iconic landmark that overlooks a large UK city?
- Perched atop Castle Rock in the middle of Edinburgh, the first inhabitants here existed in the Iron Age and the first royal residence was erected in the 12th century.
An incredibly old castle, recorded mentions of this complex date back to the 1260s when it was known as the Castro Zolre, but was later destroyed. What is the name of the last castle built in this complex?
- This is the third castle erected in the ancient complex and has remained atop Mount Hohenzollern and, fittingly, is the ancestral seat of a Prussian imperial family called the House of Hohenzollern.
Located in Northern France, this castle sits atop a tidal island and is crowned with a magnificent abbey. What is it called?
- Visitors to this island near Normandy need to time their trip well to work with the tides that rise and cut off the castle from the mainland.
Romania is home to this neo-Rennaissance castle that was only completed about a century ago, making it a surprisingly modern addition to European landmarks. What's it called?
- You can find this castle about 50 miles from Bucharest, the capital of Romania, making it a great day trip.
If you are in Sintra, Portugal, this castle should not be missed. With colorful walls, towers, and rooftops, what is the name of this iconic landmark?
- Sporting Manueline and Moorish influences, this 19th-century architectural feat towers over the lush parks, forests, and gardens of the palace grounds.
Castles are often at the heart of fairy tales, and this castle in Ravadinovo, Bulgaria certainly has a name that fits the trope. Developed and created by Georgi Tumpalov, this is a "new" castle in Europe, but one of the most iconic. What is it called?
- One of the most lauded castles in the world for its architecture and romantic design, the Castle in Love with the Wind is an incredible building that has won awards and has been featured in several movies.
Built in 1519 for the French King François I, though never an imperial residence, this castle has maintained much of its original architecture and design to this day. What is it called?
- Surrounded by vineyards and accessible from Paris, travelers can easily admire this gorgeous chateau and its incredible architecture.
Featured in movies and often used as a wedding venue, this castle is nestled in the highlands of Scotland and is known as an archetypal Scottish castle. What is it called?
- After spending about 200 years in ruins, this castle has been restored and now enjoys its status as the seat of the Clan McRae, and is a major hit with tourists.
You can find a variety of artifacts and art treasures in this castle, including the painting Gallery of Old & New Masters, located in Germany. What is the name of this seat of the Mecklenburg principality?
- This castle, or Schloss, was built in the mid-19th century but also features portions from the 1500s, making it a fascinating complex that is surrounded by lakes, forests, and gardens.