26 Extraordinary Real Life Castles From Around The World

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Chateau de Chambord is the most famous French Renaissance architectural marvel that was built in the 1500’s, taking nearly 30 years to complete from start to finish.


Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany is a Romanesque feature that was built for a king that passed away before it was completed. Now it attracts more than 1 million visitors each year.


Malbork Castle is the largest in the world in terms of area, and it was built as a fortress during the 1400’s in Poland. It is also the largest brick castle in the entire world.


Corfe Castle is located above the county of Dorset in England that was built by William the Conqueror during the 11th century, and has undergone several changes.


Castel Hohenschwangau is one of the more modern castles on the list as a 19th century piece in Southern Germany that was the home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.


Castle Howard is the only one that is still in private use, taking 100 years to finish completion. The Howard family has lived there now for more than three centuries.

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