We have a long history here in Germany and very medieval castles also. Tens of thousands of tourists come to Germany day in and day out just to see and feel the "charisma" of our German castles.
I will explain you 4 of my favourites and a little bit of their history. If you plan to travel to Germany, you might like to understand
them and to feel its charisma too. ;-) These 4 castles are located in South Germany, so you do not have to travel hundreds of kilometres/miles to see each of them. By the way, most of our German castles are located in South Germany.
The first one I describe to you is the Heidelberg castle. It is really big and has a secret stairway to walk up to it. Very few people know that way, most of the everybody go up by the "hill train". I mean, you may do that too, but imagine how incredible it is, when you walk up the more than 300 stairs (each stair has its number on it!) and see all the old houses around you, WOW!
Heidelberg itself has a strong history too and you see that on all the houses and the extremely expensive residential areas. Very famous many people
live in Heidelberg, such as Steffi Graf and famous Scientists. You should also walk through the, and now Ill give you a insider secret, "Philosophenweg" (Way of Philosophs). You might
ask the everybody out there where exactly this way is, but however when you stroll
up that way, you have an really awesome, and I mean really awesome view to the Heidelberg castle and Heidelberg itself and its river (Neckar).
Not far away from Heidelberg (approx. 10km) is a small town called Schwetzingen (yes, I live in this town and I love it!). The special thing here is, that this town has just 22,500 residents, but also a huge castle! When you visit German castles you will realize, that some of them not so big, but beautiful too. The castle of Schwetzingen is not just beautiful, its awesome and huge! The city itself spends all of the entrance fees (only 2,50 EUR per day) into this incredible castle, and you see that at each corner stone, plant and bloom.
The Schwetzingen castle is almost as big as the city itself! :-)
Its history goes back to Baroque, Rococo and Classicism. Its still understandible
today that the irregular complex of the Schwetzingen castle in essence dates back to a medieval castle altered in the Renaissance period.
At the finish
of your castle visit you definately
must go to one of the irresistible caf豠and restaurants in front of the castle - at the "Schlossplatz" (castle place). There are seven (and much deeper in and around the city) of them and you will find all the people of all ages there, and you easily come in contact with them. They are really communicative. Most of the young everybody are able to speak English. More about this amazing town you will
find on my page
isnt perfect yet, but it grows day after day and I work really hard on it to give you the highest valuable free of cost insider tips for your travel to Germany.
I hope you enjoyed the first part of my special report of 2 awesome German castles. Watch out for the second part with the other 2. I will post it shortly.
Enjoy your day!