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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #21
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******* Castle in Poland



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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #22
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no other castle can top this one :

Alhambra ( الحمراء ) , Granada


The Alhambra (Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎, Al-Ḥamrā' , literally "the red one"), the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra (الْقَلْعَةُ ٱلْحَمْرَاءُ, Al-Qal'at al-Ḥamrā' , "the red fortress"), is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada, now in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #23
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #24
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #25
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Looks nicer than the usual *******!
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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #26
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Three reasons why I like Burg Eltz best:
1. It is a real medevial castle, built around 1150.
2. It is completely surrounded by nature.
3. The fairytale-like atmosphere inside the yard is hard to beat.
Additional trivia: The castle is still owned by the builder's family - for over 800 years now.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #27
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Other pictures of Prague Castle

The biggest castle in the world according to Guinness Book of Records



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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #28
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Coburg

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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #29
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Technically, Neuschwanstein IS NOT a castle! It was designed and buildt in the late 19th century as a royal palace and to resemble motives of the "Ring der Nibelungen" operas by Richard Wagner. It never served for defence purposes.

The same is true for Sintra, it is a palace but no castle.


Other examples for "real" castles:
Marksburg (near Koblenz, Germany)
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Burghausen (Germany):
It's the longest castle stretching for more than a kilometre on top of a hill.
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Wartburg (Eisenach, Germany):
Martin Luther hided here and translated the New Testament into German.
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Nürnberger Burg (Nuremberg, Germany)
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Hochosterwitz (Carinthia, Austria)
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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #30
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The Castle on the 1st Picture is "Schloss Neuschwanstein". I´ve been very often because I have friends arround there. In the summer it´s nice because of the lake behind. But all in all it´s quite dissapointing I can tell. Nothing spcial if you know what I mean. There´s a large parking few meters from the castle from what the view is not like the view on the poscards. The Pictures on the postcards are shot from helicopter what does makes the real view you get as tourist appear qiute poor.
The view on the first pic is definitely not shot from an helicopter! Or it would have been the last thing before it crashed into the wall right behind. Its the view from the "Gelbe Wand", but a normal tourist definitely shouldn't go there, only climbers should.
The other famous view - of the "backside" of the castle (that's about the other half of pics you find of the outside of Neuschwanstein) - can easily be seen by everyone from a bridge above the palace.
Unfortunately, as a tourist you can't climb the tower.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #31
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The Castle of Buda, Budapest

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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #32
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Great pics!!!
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #33
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Castle St. Angelo - Rome, Italy.

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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #34
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Peles Castle, Romania






Bran Castle, Romania




Castelul Corvinilor, Romania


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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #35
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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #36
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The castle of Českı Krumlov, Czech Republic:





Křivoklát, Czech Republic:



And maybe this one? The Moscow Kremlin!
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Old January 27th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #38
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Old January 27th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #39
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Nice pics, but... how about a different one? All of that castles are so serious, extremely heavy fortifications, very... "teutonic", but have you seen the mediterranean castles?

like that

Tamarit castle, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain



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or that

Altafulla castle, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain









Actually, there are three impressive and well conservated castles in less than 5km area, 10km to the north of Tarragona

that's the third

Ferran castle, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

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Old January 28th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #40
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Your photos don't show up and you didn't give any sources. Shame on you!
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