Schlagwort-Archiv: List of German Castles

Burgen-Karte: Auf Tour in Baden-Württemberg


Schloss Lichtenstein sollte einen Besuch wert sein "Neuschwansteins little brother"
Schloss Lichtenstein sollte einen Besuch wert sein (die Schieflage liegt an mir)

Wo gibt es eine kostenlose Online-Karte mit den schönsten Burgen und Schlössern Baden-Württembergs?

Die Frage ist natürlich fies, denn welcher historische Ort „der Schönste“ ist, darüber wird erbittert gestritten, bis einem die Rankings um die Ohren fliegen. In Bayern gewinnt traditionellerweise immer Neuschwanstein, in Thüringen die Wartburg und in Schottland das Eilean Donan Castle.

Ich hab ein bisschen mit Google Maps herumgespielt: Jetzt habe ich zumindest mal alle Schlösser und Burgen in Baden-Württemberg aufgelistet und verlinkt, die ich zwischen Neckar und Bodensee besucht, bzw. über die ich im Blog geschrieben habe – ganz ohne Top 10-Schnickschnack (im Südwesten gewinnen ohnehin Burg Hohenzollern und Schloss Lichtenstein).

Man kann ganz gut reinzoomen und sich durchklicken.

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Castle Heritage Blog focuses on castles in Germany


Burg Eltz: Eine der schönsten mittelalterlichen Burgen Deutschlands
Burg Eltz: A beautiful medieval german castle, still inhabited by the same familiy since 33 generations: One of my favorite castles

The Castle Heritage Blog (Burgerbe-Blog) is a Blog in german concentrating on castles, stately homes, chateaux, historic places, ruines and World-War-II-Bunkers mainly in Germany and neighbouring countries.

Experts estimate the number of castles and former but still visible fortifications in Germany to around 18.000 – 22.000. Lots of pieces of ancient masonry standing around in the landscape.

Here is a list of all historical buildings mentioned in the Blog.

It started all with the fall of the roman empire. In the dark ages plundering hordes devastated the land on a regular basis. The military of the hundreds of local warlords turned out to be to weak, far away or to slow to intercept fast horsemen of hungarian origin (not to speak about horrible enemies like the vikings, whose drakens sailed quite freuquently on the german rivers).

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Dear visitors looking for castles in Germany…

30130.jpgMy tracking tool reveals a huge interest in USA and the UK concerning castles and chateaus in Germany, France, etc. I see clicks from California, Missouri, N.Y.: These visitore are responsible for 4 % of my traffic 😉

Thank You very much! And You’re heartly invited to post a comment!

But maybe You can do me another favour: I’m searching informations about european castles, which have been purchased by Americans, transferred to the USA and re-build there. If anyone remembers such an „imported castle“, please tell me.

I found a lot of fantasy-chateaus, build by real and wannabee-millionairs in the net – 300 „Castles of the United States“ are shown at Dupontcastle.com for example – but I’m still searching for the „real“ euro-american castle.

92638-large.jpgThere is a british film from 1935 „The Ghost goes West“, in german „Ein Gespenst geht nach Amerika“ with Robert Donat – a romantic comedy which describes such a transport of a (scottish) castle. With a ghost, of course, travelling as a blind passanger. It was a great success in Britain.

I’m sure, there is a real core in the story…

Any Ideas?

Feel free to comment!
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