There are many castles in the world, since ancient times man has built these formidable constructions. In this article we are going to find out a ranking of what I believe are the most impressive castles in the world.

10- LÖWENBURG CASTLE 

Löwengurg Castle or Lion Castle is one of the most impressive castles in the world and one of the main and most spectacular neo-Gothic buildings in Germany . It is located in the city of Kassel and was built by order of Landgrave William IX of Hessen Kassel , the Walt Disney of his time, between the years 1793 and 1801, as a romantic ruin.loewenburg-castle-3.jpg

9- PREDJAMA CASTLE

An impressive 16th century castle, built in the mouth of a cave, in southwestern Slovenia . Its location is absolutely spectacular, since it is located before a precipice of 123 meters. The castle has a secret exit through the cave and one of its characteristics is the blending in with the natural environment. It belonged to the knight Erasmus Lueger .

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8- ALCAZAR OF SEGOVIA

Fortress of the kings of Castile , it is one of the most important monuments to see in Segovia and without a doubt one of the most impressive and important in Spain . It occupies a deserved eighth place in the ranking of the most impressive castles in the world. The oldest known testimony of the castle dates from the year 1122, over time it has undergone various renovations, even becoming a prison.alcazar-of-segovia.jpg

7- HUNYAD CASTLE

This impressive castle is located in Romania, specifically in the famous region of Transylvania , being a relic of the Hunyadi dynasty. Built in the Gothic style, it also has Baroque and Renaissance elements. It is believed to be the place where Vlad III of Wallachia (known as Dracula) was imprisoned for 7 years after being deposed in 1462.hunyad-castle.jpg

6- HIMEJI CASTLE

Located in the coastal city of Himeji , it is one of the oldest surviving structures from Medieval Japan. A World Heritage Site and National Treasure, it is one of Japan’s “Three Famous Castles” , along with Matsumoto Castle and Kumamoto Castle. In addition, it is the most visited castle in the country and one of the most impressive castles in the world, the setting for many movies and series.himeji-castle-1.jpg

5- COCA CASTLE

This impressive 15th century castle is located in the Segovian town of Coca. It is considered one of the best examples of Spanish Gothic-Mudejar, owned by the House of Alba , it was ceded to the Spanish government until 2054. Its guided visit is absolutely recommended as it is one of the most impressive castles in the world.coca-castle.jpeg

4- HOHENZOLLERN CASTLE

Located 50 km south of Stuttgart , today this beautiful neo-Gothic castle is one of the most popular buildings in Germany and one of the ten most impressive castles in the world. Built on a hill at an altitude of 855 meters, it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. Hohenzollern Castle has always been linked to the Hohenzollern dynasty , a family that ruled Prussia and Brandenburg until the First World War. William of Prussia and his wife Cecilia are currently buried in this castle .hohenzollern-castle.jpg

3- ELTZ CASTLE 

Eltz Castle is a beautiful and impressive medieval castle located on the Moselle River (Germany) . This castle belongs to a community of heirs, that is, it belongs to three families of the same branch, one of which still inhabits its part of the castle; the other two parts are open to the public. It is one of the few German castles that have never been destroyed, as well as one of the most impressive castles in the world.eltz-castle.jpg

2- MATSUMOTO CASTLE

Matsumoto Castle is located in the city of the same name and is an original six-story building, considered a National Treasure of Japan . Also known as the Black Castle , due to the color of its walls, it is one of the greatest exponents of Hirajiro art and one of the most impressive castles in the world.matsumoto-castle

1- NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

Neuschwanstein medieval castle is a pure romantic fantasy, it has the honor of occupying the first position in the ranking of the most impressive castles in the world. It stands above a gorge in the Bavarian Alps , very close to Füssen , in the federal state of Bavaria (Germany). Its construction was ordered by Ludwig II of Bavaria “the mad king” in 1866. It is the most photographed building in Germany and one of the most visited. It is believed that Walt Disney was inspired by him to create the famous Cinderella castle. Its interior, like the exterior, is not functional but rather aesthetic. The castle is a mixture of architectural styles, in which we can even find a waterfall that the monarch could see from his room, as well as the first mobile phone in history.

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