The ancient castles overgrown with ivy amaze with their grandeur and make an unforgettable impression. Such historical buildings are in many European countries. Among them - the oldest and most original.
Castle of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France
The most interesting castles in EuropeAncient castles amaze with their beauty, grandeur and practicality. They were built not only to demonstrate the wealth of its owner, but also as fortifications. Even with a long siege of castles, life did not stop there. Almost every architectural monument became a part of local legends, for some the glory of an unusual place, inhabited by ghosts, was entrenched.
Germany is proud of the castle of Reichsburg with a thousand-year history. At one time, this was the residence of King Conrad III. At the end of the seventeenth century it was almost completely destroyed, but in the nineteenth it was restored by a local businessman.
Germany's oldest castle Reichsburg stands on a high hill
The oldest castle Hochosterwitz has been decorated with a green hill for over a thousand years.
The windows of the Bled Castle offer a gorgeous view of the lake.
The most original locksA visit to the castles is always impressive. It seems that you got into a fairy tale or starred in a movie about knights and beautiful princesses. There are completely original locks, unlike those that we used to see in films or illustrations of books.
Predjama Castle can not be called anything other than non-standard and unique. It is literally carved out of the rock.The left wing was carved out at the beginning of the twelfth century, the right and middle parts were completed in the sixteenth. In the late twentieth century, the castle was restored, returning its original appearance.
Amazing Predjama Castle in a cave in Slovenia
Swallow's Nest Castle - the most beautiful place on the Black Sea coast
Oldest castlesCastles began to be built in Europe from the tenth century. All of them are similar in layout, as they are fortifications. Usually castles were surrounded by a moat, which was filled with water.
One of the oldest buildings is considered the huge Dover Castle. Some of its buildings appeared about two thousand years ago - these are two lighthouses, although only one has survived to this day.Already in the tenth century, a church was attached to the lighthouse, and in the eleventh century, the main tower was built nearby, and all buildings were surrounded by a defensive wall.
English Dover zamor striking concise forms
Prague Castle today attracts tourists from all over Europe
Kisimul - a castle that was never captured by the enemy
The most unusual castle in the worldThe most unusual, one might say fabulous, is Neuschwanstein Castle. It is also called a castle in the clouds. In Germany - this is one of the most interesting attractions. The name translates as "New Swan Cliff".
Neuschwanstein Castle has a fabulous appearance
Monarchs often prefer to live not in castles, but in palaces. The royal palace in Stockholm was built for almost 57 years. The site uznayvse.ru there is an article with interesting facts about the largest palaces in the world. The editorship of uznayvse.ru in the continuation of the theme of surprisingly unusual sights, invites you to get acquainted with, from which it is breathtaking.