Though many of us have never seen one in person, castles have a mysterious and captivating beauty that leaves a feeling of wonder. Most every fairytale princess, courageous knight and magnanimous king have stories grounded in their beautiful architecture and history.
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Fortresses like these were founded in the most beautiful and strategic places of the ancient world. I would love to knock a few of these off my bucket list… secret passage hunt anyone?
Which one is your favorite?
10 Of The Most Beautiful Castles In The World
1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
German for “New Swanstone”, this castle is perched on a rocky hill in Bavaria. Commissioned in 1886 by Ludwig II, this castle retreat now attracts 1.3 million visitors annually. It was also the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
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