Das Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wuppe…

Das Schloss Burg, located in Burg an der Wupper (Solingen), is the largest reconstructed castle in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It’s a popular tourist attraction. Sometime after 1133, Count Adolf III of Berg built it on a mountain overlooking the river Wupper. It’s been partially destroyed and rebuilt severel times throughout the centuries. In 1920, a large fire destroyed much of it. Subsequently, visitors had to pay entry fees, which were used to restore and rebuild once again. It now contains the Museum of the Bergische Land and a castle church popular for weddings. The castle also is home to the Memorial for Deportation and the Memorial of the German Eastern Provinces with church bells from Königsberg and Breslau. The surroundings offer hiking trails to the forests and down to the village at the foot of the mountain. There you can buy the Burger Brezel, a local specialty. A chairlift (Seilbahn) also connects the village and the castle.

Das Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century p…

Das Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, Maximilian II. It is located in Hohenschwangau near Füssen, which is part of the county of Ostallgäu in Bayern (Bavaria): Southern Germany, near the border with Austria.

Keep reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenschwangau_Castle

Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern G…

Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern Germany, is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, overlooking the town. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817, and the supposed setting for the possibly legendary Sängerkrieg. It was an important inspiration for Ludwig II of Bavaria when he decided to build his Neuschwanstein Castle. The Wartburg is the most-visited tourist attraction in Thuringia after Weimar. Although the castle today still contains substantial original structures from the 12th through 15th centuries, much of the interior dates back only to the 19th century. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg

Sunset in the dunes on the island of Sylt, Sch…

Sunset in the dunes on the island of Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. Sylt is really beautiful, you should all visit it. 🙂
North Sea tag:
http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/tagged/nordsee