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    17 Stunning Castles That Look Like Hogwarts IRL

    No acceptance letter required.

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    1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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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."

    3. Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

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

    4. Saumur Castle, France

    5. Kronborg Castle, Denmark

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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..."

    7. Křivoklát Castle, Czech Republic

    8. Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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

    9. Bran Castle, Romania

    10. Eltz Castle, Germany

    11. Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

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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

    13. Peles Castle, Romania

    14. Challain Castle, France

    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."

    16. Ashford Castle, Ireland

    17. Reifenstein Castle, Italy

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