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Old November 27th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1041
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Majestic Hohenzollern Castle, Swabian Alb, Germany!

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Old November 29th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #1042
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This is exactly why I am proud to be a European.

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Old December 29th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #1043
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Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, about 19 km west of Paris

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Old December 30th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #1044
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Castle of Torrechiara, Emilia Romagna, Italy


the perfect bond between semplicity and functionality. Awesome.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #1045
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Castle of Torrechiara... Woooow!



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Old December 30th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #1046
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GHOSTLY CASTLES IN GERMANY

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Old December 31st, 2013, 04:34 PM   #1047
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FAKE MEDIEVAL CASTLES OF GERMANY

I know I´m far from the first to make the point of fake mediavalism (romanticism) on this thread, but I love systematicm and informativeness. Thus, I make a list.

The Castle that inspired Disney was ITSELF only a 19th century romatic idealization of a Long gone Age. Prussia had become so dominant among german states that only Bavarias Independence Held it from turning synonymous with Germany itself. As Bavaria and Prussia united, the union became modern Germany. The Bavarian king despaired at his loss of power and started to use state revenues to pursue a romantic dream, compensating for his loss of real power. Neuschwanstein was only the biggest of several Castles he build in Bavaria. That is, until he was declared insane, stripped of the rest of his powers and then died together with his doctor under mysterious circumstances.

Oops, it appears that BOTH the two most impressive german Castles only fake medievalism. Prussia´s ruling Family (the Hohenzollerns), were based in Berlin, but eventually held most of Germany. They decided to build a "familiy Keep" at the safest Location possible, as far from Berlin as they could get. True, the Family had distant roots in the same area and there was a Castle ruin at the cite allready. Still, the Castle is entirely build in the 19th century.

Hanover was a northern, german state whose power declined in the face of an expanding Prussia. The state had Special significance in that it led a personal Union with the United Kingdom. After a british law was passed stating that only protestants could inheret the throne, the british throne was without an heir. The closest Protestant relatives to the deceised Monarch happened to be members of the Hanoverian royal Family. Thus, the Hanoverian Kings got the UK on a silver plate for free. Over the years, they prioritized the UK so strongly that Hanover turned into a pure Family resort. Building this neo-medieval Castle outside of Hanover City was among the last things they did before succumbing to Prussia.

The small southerns state of Württemberg became the Location of the impressive Keep of the Hohenzollerns (above). Probably inspired by what he witnessed within his own territory, the King of Württemberg decided to build his own romantic Castle. His Money only sufficed, however, to build a hunting logde with a Tower.

The ultimate vanity may be to build a medieval style burg, only that in order for it to look maximally authentic, you build it already as a ruin. This is exactly the case with this "Castle" build in the 1790s. The americans, by the way, helped ruin it even more during WWII
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Old December 31st, 2013, 05:28 PM   #1048
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AUTHENTIC MEDIEVALISM OF GERMANY

Following the above list of "fake medievalism" in Germany, I´ve here made a list of authentic medieval Castles.

Kaiserburg. The Castle hovering over Nuremberg was the political vortex of the so called "holy Roman empire", the largest political entitiy to exist after the fall or the actual Roman empire. The "holy Roman empire" covered all of the german-speaking world, northern italy as well as regions with other languages. It managed to last for centuries, but only thanks to the fact that it was no strong central power. It was fit for survival because ist structure was more that of an order than an empire.

Wartburg, the Castle where the persecuted founder of the Protestant movement, Martin Luther, translated the Bible into the first ever native tongue, german.

Burg Eltz. Come Luthers righteous protest followed "unrest" in the form of the 30-years war of Catholicism and Protestantism. The fiercest battlegrounds were in Germany, where some say the Population receeded with 1/3. This Castle belonged to one of the noble-families fiercely involved in the war.

Schloss Braunfels, North of Frankfurt. It was conquered by different part several times during the thirty years war, but had the luck to avoid Major devestation. Damages were always possible to repair, but modernizing renovations also ocurred - so that the complex is not exactly like it was during the middle Ages.

Burg Cochem. This Burg lies in the western german "Rhineland". It was destroyed by the French during the period of frensch aggressive expansionism which followed with Napoleon. It was build back after France was defeated by the newly united Germany in 1870.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:52 PM   #1049
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Moritzburg Castle, Moritzburg, Saxony
built: 1542-1546 during the reign of Moritz, Duke of Saxony as a hunting lodge
baroque remodelling: 1723-1733


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The "Little Pheasant Castle" is part of the ensemble

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Old January 4th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #1050
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WERNIGERODE CASTLE; HARZ; GERMANY

Wernigerode Castle lies above the town with the same Name, on the northern slope of the Harz-mountains, mid-distance between Hanover and Leipzig.





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Old January 6th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #1051
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Herrenchiemsee Palace, Bavaria, Germany

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HERZOGSTUHL; THÜRINGEN; GERMANY

This strange, fort-like mini-Castle was build on the hunting grounds of the local Duke. Critics voiced the concern that he build it in order to receive Mistresses unnoticed. In fact, there is a secret staircase which would allow for this function.


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GHOSTLY CASTLES IN GERMANY (revised)

I admit that I´m here a Little sly or tricky to get more Attention to my list, but I have kept editing it until it became quite different from when first posted. For that reason, I want to grant it the Attention of a new post.

Schloss Berlepsch.

The ruins of Schloss Freyenstein

Schloss Sigmaringen

Jagdschloss Hummelshain in the Thüringer forest.

Schloss Rheinstein.

Schloss Mespelbrunn

Burg Eltz. Since Long rumoured to be haunted.

Schloss Altenstein

Marienburg.

Burg Stolzenfels
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KÖNIGSTEIN; SAXONY; GERMANY




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Bourscheid Castle - Luxembourg

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SCHLOSS SCHWERIN, BALTIC COAST REGION, GERMANY

This French-inspired Palace with Castle-aesthetics represents a form of polished "wedding cake look" which I personally don´t find appealing beyond the most immediate effect. Even if it is unfair to say, since the direction of influence i sobviously the opposite, it creates a certain sense that the next stept is Disneyland. However, the Palace is rather unique in ist style Germany.

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SCHLOSS HARTENFELS; SAXONY; GERMANY




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Old January 28th, 2014, 02:19 AM   #1058
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Come on, we are not in America ~150km from Schloss Hartenfels to Berlin is a distance worth to mention.

The city by the way is Torgau in northern Saxony. Internationally quite popular as the place where US and Soviet troops met first in WWII.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 04:48 AM   #1060
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Being an art historian I would, however, appreciate more distinction between authentic medieval and 19th century "neo", which are happily mixed and mixed up in here, and also between castles and palaces.
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