King Ludwig II renovated Hohenschwangau Castle into Neuschwanstein Castle, commonly known as New Swan Stone Castle. Ludwig's ideal castle on a steep hill above Hohenschwangau allowed him to rule like a Nobel after Austria's collapse in the Austro-Prussian War forced a union with Prussia.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Wales is Britain's greatest castle nation, with approximately 600 castles per square mile, built by the Normans since 1066. These fortifications' architecture stirs the soul and showcases historic Welsh dynasties.

Caernarfon Castle

Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, is the third most beautiful castle in the world at 13 acres above the south bank of the Thames. William the Conqueror erected it following the Norman invasion and is famed for its regal architecture.

Windsor Castle

The Victorian-renovated 12th-century castle in Kilkenny, Ireland, has parklands. The Long Gallery, Parade Tower, library, and drawing rooms show architectural grandeur. As Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde, it was their main residence.

Kilkenny Castle

The Château de Chambord, the largest Renaissance castle in the Loire Valley, France, is one of the world's most famous palaces. Its creative architecture combines Renaissance, Classical, and French Renaissance styles.

Château de Chambord

The 13th-century citadel and castle in Andria, Apulia, Italy, is valued worldwide for its flawlessly octagonal shape with eight towers. Since it had no moat, drawbridge, or trapdoor, Frederick II may have built it to symbolize geometric symbolism, the marriage of human perfection and God's boundless perfection.

Castel del Monte

UNESCO has designated the Pena Palace, a Romanticist castle near São Pedro de Penaferrim on the Portuguese Riviera, as a World Heritage site since 1995. A unique blend of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Islamic, Neo-Manueline, and Neo-Renaissance architecture. 

Pena Palace

Kanazawa Castle, a huge, partially reconstructed castle in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, symbolizes Edo Period clan dominance. Located in Chūō-Ku, Osaka, Osaka Castle is a famous and historic castle in Japan that was crucial to the 16th century samurai confederation.

Castles in Japan

Prince Bořivoj created the largest castle complex in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Prague, Czech Republic, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The Czech President's office is in Baroque and Mannerism style. 

Prague Castle

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