Budapest: Buda Castle or Royal Castle in Hungary

Budapest: Buda Castle | Hungary

Budapest: Buda Castle | Hungary Budapest, Hungary Budapest is one of those cities in Europe which we miss the most. And this is not only because of the cuisine but also because of all those visually pleasing monuments. Although we must admit it is not always a piece...
Ferrara Castle/Castello Estense/Castello di San Michele; Italy

Ferrara Castle | Italy

Ferrara Castle | Italy Ferrara, Italy This defensive castle in Ferrara was built in the 14th century by the noble Italian d’Este family. The castle is also called Castello Estense or Castello di San Michele. From 1597, after the heirless death of the last member...
The Royal Castle | Poznań, Poland

The Royal Castle | Poznań, Poland

The Royal Castle | Poznań, Poland Poland, Poznan This newly renovated Royal Castle in Poznan has quite a long and rich history. Works on its construction started already in the 13th century. Today it houses the Museum of Applied Arts. The origins of the Royal Castle...
Imperial Castle in Poznan | Poland

Imperial Castle in Poznan | Poland

The Imperial Castle in Poznan was built for the German Emperor and King of Prussia William II. Since 1710 the castle has served various functions – it housed government offices of Germany, and after World War II it became a place of cultural events of newly rebuilt Poland.

Banz Abbey (in German Kloster Banz), known also as the Banz Castle in Bavaria, Germany

Banz Abbey | Bavaria, Germany

Banz Abbey (in German Kloster Banz), known also as the Banz Castle is one of the hidden pearls of Bavaria in Germany. Previously Benedictine monastery nowadays serves as a conference centre or a museum of fossils and curiosities such as Egyptian Mummies.

The Nuremberg Castle: Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg), Burgraves' castle (Burggrafenburg) and “Imperial City”; Germany

The Nuremberg Castle | Nuremberg, Germany

The Nuremberg Castle (in German Nürnberger Burg) is one of the most prominent medieval fortifications in Germany and one could say even in Europe. Some sources say that the castle is representing the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire and the German Nation.

Peniscola with the Castle, during summer holidays in Spain.

Peniscola Castle | Peniscola, Spain

Peniscola is the kind of town that is our favourite to visit. Beautiful with a rich history, but still not so much discovered by travellers and photographers. The Castle was built in the 13th century by Knights Templar. At some point, this Castle also became a house to Pope Benedict III.

Lisbon Panorama from St George Castle; Portugal in the winter.

Panorama from St George Castle | Lisbon, Portugal

This old castle, São Jorge, is likely one of the oldest, historical sites to visit in Lisbon. The hill that Saint George Castle is situated on, was previously inhabited by the Celtic tribe, the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans. This site was built in the 10th century as a protection against invading groups; the first walls were built in order to do this. Centuries later, the castle survived through many earthquakes, sieges and even the ever-changing rulers.

Liechtenstein – Vaduz Castle. A Summer visit in the Alpine country.

Vaduz Castle | Vaduz, Liechtenstein

The Vaduz Castle, located in Liechtenstein, was given this title due to its location’s capital –Vaduz. It’s the symbol of the country, a most majestic sight that I have personally experienced and this is also the home of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. Unfortunately, this site is not open to the public, but it is still worth admiring from the outside and enjoying the views of the Alps.

Neuschwanstein Castle during the summer months, Bavaria in Germany.

Neuschwanstein Castle | Bavaria, Germany

Once we returned to the car, at the base of the Alpine foothills of which Neuschwanstein Castle stood, I looked once more behind me. The Bavarian Castle looked slightly isolated on the edge of the rock. I then looked at the sky above – do you see it too?