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17 Stunning Castles That Look Like Hogwarts IRL

No acceptance letter required.

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1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

"We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry..."
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"We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry..."

2. Beuvriere Castle, France

"Soon, you and your schoolmates will join us here, and your education in the magical arts will begin."
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"Soon, you and your schoolmates will join us here, and your education in the magical arts will begin."

3. Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

"Now that you have arrived, you will be sorted into your houses..."
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"Now that you have arrived, you will be sorted into your houses..."

4. Saumur Castle, France

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"You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room."

5. Kronborg Castle, Denmark

"Gryffindors, the entrance to your common room is located behind the portrait of the Fat Lady on the Seventh Floor of Hogwarts Castle..."
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"Gryffindors, the entrance to your common room is located behind the portrait of the Fat Lady on the Seventh Floor of Hogwarts Castle..."

6. Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

"A password is required to enter it..."
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"A password is required to enter it..."

7. Křivoklát Castle, Czech Republic

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"And a circular hole behind the painting leads to the common room."

8. Prague Castle, Czech Republic

"What was that password again? Abstinence? No. Baubles!"
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"What was that password again? Abstinence? No. Baubles!"

9. Bran Castle, Romania

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"For those heading to the Hufflepuff Basement, you'll find it's a very cosy and welcoming place..."

10. Eltz Castle, Germany

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"Lots of yellow hangings, and fat armchairs, and little underground tunnels leading to the dormitories, all of which have perfectly round doors, like barrel tops."

11. Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

"For everyone heading to the Slytherin Dungeon, you must speak the password to the stone wall to enter..."
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"For everyone heading to the Slytherin Dungeon, you must speak the password to the stone wall to enter..."

12. Lichtenstein Castle, Germany

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"And a passage will lead you to the Common room—a low-ceilinged, dungeon-like room with greenish lamps and chairs."

13. Peles Castle, Romania

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"Ravenclaws, you will head up to the Ravenclaw Tower, which is located on the west side of Hogwarts..."

14. Challain Castle, France

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"The entrance to the common room is at the top of a spiral staircase..."

15. Adare Manor, Ireland

"In order to enter the room, you must answer a question asked by the eagle door knocker; if you answer wrong, you must wait for someone who gets it right."
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"In order to enter the room, you must answer a question asked by the eagle door knocker; if you answer wrong, you must wait for someone who gets it right."

16. Ashford Castle, Ireland

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"Now everyone, rest up before classes begin tomorrow..."

17. Reifenstein Castle, Italy

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"Sweet dreams."