German Castles

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Here are some of the castles I have visited while in Germany. Lichtenstein and Hohenzollern are in the Swabian Alps high atop rather stark outcroppings of mountain stone. Further along in the Bavarian Alps is Germany's most famous castle Neuschwanstein and its neighboring Hohenschwangau, both nestled in much more picturesque surroundings. (2001)

Lichtenstein Castle near Reutlingen sits high on a rock overlooking the valley. Like most German castles, Hohenzollern sits atop a mountain over the town below. The inner courtyard of Hohenzollern Castle. Germany's most famous castle is Neuschwanstein, built by King Ludwig II. Inside the courtyard of Neuschwanstein. Hohenschwangau, the castle of King Ludwig II's parents, within a short distance of his own.