Living in a castle or at least being able to visit one is everyone’s dream at some point or the other. The awareness about and the increasing public knowledge about these castles is usually because of those Disney cartoons where a Princess is shown living in one of these majestic places. But did you know that most of these animation-struck creations are inspired from real life?
We live in a mysterious world with a lot of the regions still uninhabited by us. Amidst this mysterious world lie a few secluded regions that once used to serve as homes to many but have now become more of an aloof place visited by random tourists once in a blue moon. Nonetheless, the beauty of these areas is mesmerizing and the visitors surely do plan to lead a life in these regions. A few of the most beautiful castles that seem to have come out of fairy tale books are mentioned below.
#1 Bratislava Castle, Slovakia
Situated right in the middle of the city of Bratislava, Slovakia, this castle surely does provide some mesmerizing views of the surroundings. It actually sits on the top of a hill which provides a podium for the castle to present itself to the world. As a matter of fact, one can glance upon the countries of Austria, Hungary as well as Slovakia from this castle.
#2 Reichsburg Castle, Germany
With construction lasting for more than 1,000 years, this relatively new castle is basically just 150 years old. Located in Cochem, Germany, the castle is currently administered and looked after by a company named Reichsburg GmbH.
#3 Bran Castle, Romania
Bran Castle also goes by the name of “Dracula’s Castle” despite of the fact that Vlad Dracula never actually lived here. First used in 1378 as a point of defense against the Ottoman Empire, the castle was also used once by the Dracula. Vlad had to spend two days in the dungeon of the place. It was at the time when Ottomans were controlling Transylvania.
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