You’ll find castles throughout all of Europe, but none are quite as grand as those found in Germany. These castles have inspired artists and writers throughout the ages, acting as muses for the Brothers Grimm and even Walt Disney. With so many to choose from, it can be almost overwhelming, so check out these ten examples that stand out from the crowd.
Built back in 1067, the Wartburg Castle is among the oldest German castles. It sits around 0.2 miles above a dense and picturesque countryside, with a large and imposing presence that is impressive given its 900 years of history. According to UNESCO, this entry among the best German fairytale castles is also where Martin Luther took shelter while translating the New Testament of the Bible into German.
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