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29 Gorgeous Castles From Around The World

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5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Flickr: kateure1309

Ludwig II of Bavaria built this castle as a personal refuge. After he died in 1886, Neuschwanstein opened to the paying public and has since had over 60 million visitors.

6. Château de Chambord, France

Flickr: matthematician

This palace was built to serve as a hunting lodge for François I, and has very distinct French Renaissance architecture. It opened to the public in 2007 and has drawn in more than 700,000 visitors.

7. Osaka Castle, Japan

Flickr: jpellgen

One of Japan's most famous castles, Osaka has a five-story exterior and an eight-story interior. It was built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from attackers during the 16th century.


8. Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

Flickr: rev_aviator

This 11th-century castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennengebirge mountain range. Exterior shots of the castle were used as a French hotel in the movie Just Married.


14. Kronborg Castle, Denmark

Flickr: br1dotcom

Built in the 1420s, Kronborg is one of the most important fortifications in Northern Europe. It has been immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's Hamlet.


20. Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Flickr: cfgattis

Kylemore was built as a private residence for wealthy London doctor, Mitchell Henry. The estate was sold to the Duke and Dutchess of Manchester in 1909, but they were forced to sell due to gambling debts.


24. Catherine Palace, Russia

Flickr: jhuffmanphotography

This residence began construction in 1717 and was built for Catherine I of Russia to provide a summer palace for her pleasure. In 1752, it was redesigned in Rococo style.


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