I LOVE CASTLES and I don’t discriminate. I love them all! restored castles, castle ruins, castles that have been stripped down to their meager bones or lavishly decoration, and yes palaces too. No matter what your tastes are you will find plenty of castle inspiration on this page.

Castle Inspiration publications:

  • Epic Germany Itinerary¬† 2 weeks including Austria Switzerland France

    Epic Germany Itinerary  2 weeks including Austria Switzerland France

    Are you wanting to plan an epic Germany Itinerary but not sure where to start?  I collected info on some of the best things to do in Southern Germany and combined them into an epic two week Germany Itinerary that includes some main attractions in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Table of Contents Germany itinerary in …


  • Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles made simple: everything you need to know to plan your trip

    Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles made simple: everything you need to know to plan your trip

    A pair of stunning castles, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, are conveniently located just a stone’s throw from each other. Hohenschwangau Castle was a childhood family retreat of the most tragic of characters, King Ludwig II. Neuschwanstein Castle was his own personal masterpiece. Romanticism, fantasy, tragedy, betrayal, and mystery all come to life on these two castle …


  • Ehrenberg Castle Ruins, and Highline 179 Suspension Bridge, Austria: daytrip guide

    Ehrenberg Castle Ruins, and Highline 179 Suspension Bridge, Austria: daytrip guide

    I just really LOVE castle ruins. There is something haunting about them. They seem to retain the life they once had. It is as if you can still feel the presence of the people who lived in these places so many years ago. Ehrenberg Castle (not to be confused with Ehrenburg Castle in Germany!), situated …


Need more castles inspiration?

Check out this video from Rick Steves: Favorite Castles and Palaces and you may be interested in my Ruins page.