Most Beautiful Castles in the World

Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria
Hohenwerfen Castle, the most beautiful castle in the world, has towered over the 155 metre high craggy rock pillar above the Salzachtal valley, 40 km south of Salzburg.
The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the adjacent Tennengebirge mountain range. The fortification is a "sister" of Hohensalzburg Castle both dated from the 11th century. Over the centuries they have seen countless attacks and sieges, and several great rulers and lords.

In 1931 the main building in the castle was damaged by a fire. A lot of the exhibits and artifacts was destroyed. In one year, the castle was restored, and in 1938, it was sold to Salzburg Reichsgau administration. After World War II it was used as a training camp by the Austrian Gendarmerie (rural police) until 1987. In 1987, Hohenwerfen castle was opened to the public.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror.

In terms of population, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Windsor Castle occupies a large site of more than thirteen acres and combines the features of a fortification, a palace, and a small town. Windsor Castle is surrounded by extensive parkland. The immediate area stretching to the east of the castle is a 19th-century creation known as the Home Park.

Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rosenborg Castle, one of the most beautiful in the world is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624.

The castle was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710. After the reign of Frederik IV, Rosenborg was used as a royal residence only twice, and both these times were during emergencies. The first time was after Christiansborg Palace burned down in 1794, and the second time was during the British attack on Copenhagen in 1801.

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