Visiting the castles of a country means to travel back into its history. Discover the history of kings, of alliances and vendettas, the history of European territories, of wars, regions and nations, the history of those families who have made Europe. Discover with us the most beautiful castles in Europe with “I Need Tours”
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1-Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein is one of the world’s most famous castles. It was built in the 19th century and was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. It sits on a hill in the German alps and looks like something straight out of a Disney movie. It is one of the most famous castles in Europe to visit.
2-Windsor Castle, England
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares. It’s located in the English county of Berkshire and welcomes more than one million annual visits per year, thanks to its association with the Royal Family.
3- Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Located on Castle Rock, above the city, Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline. The historic fortress was voted the UK’s top historical landmark and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates back to the 12th century.
4- The Palace of Pena, Portugal
The Park and Palace of Pena are the result of King Ferdinand II’s creative genius and the greatest expression of 19th-century romanticism in Portugal, denoting clear influences from the Manueline and Moorish styles of architecture. The palace was built in such a way as to be visible from any point in the park, which consists of a forest and luxuriant gardens with over five hundred different species of trees originating from the four corners of the earth.
5- Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Founded in 880, Prague Castle is an ancient symbol of the Czech Republic. It’s the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.