How can one forget those golden childhood days? Especially, those special bed time stories of Kings, fairies, witches and above all their majestic castles! Those tales still linger in the memory not because of the kings or the witches but visualizing those enchanting castles.
Some of them built on desolated islands, some perched on hill tops while some find themselves engraved in a cave and lest we forget one of these castle's had the dreaded Dracula captivated! This is just the tip of the iceberg we have some more in the kitty.
Few of the mortals know that the earliest of the castles were built from wood.
Castle of Mont Saint-Michel , France
This castle totally comes out of the blue. This castle is engraved on a rocky tidal island located on the Normandy coast near Brittany in France. From the day of its inception, this castle had started creating ripples for its mysterious existence. The presence of this castle is reckoned unique, reason during high tides this castle gets separated from the mainland. There is only a thin passage which serves a link to the coast. There is no guarantee of the high tides as they may descend any time without prior intimation. Therefore, few also predict the presence of occult phenomenon. As per data many tourists have lost their lives drowning while attempting to cross the bay. Mont St Michel is one of the first sites to have obtained the UNESCO world heritage Site listing.
Predjamski Castle, Slovenia
Scooped in the mouth of a cave this castle is located in south western Slovenia. This castle relives the renaissance era. Castles are known for their majestic aura and Predjamski Castle is one burning example of the same. Though this castle is small as compared to other castles in the world but this is the only one scooped from within a cave in the world. This Castle also pockets the credit of being the second largest cave system in the world.
Neuschwanstein Castle, , Germany
The Neuschwanstein Castle nestles on a hill top. Situated in southwest Bavaria, Germany, this castle is considered a true architectural marvel especially for its domed doors, bay windows with round arched portals. Though a medieval era castle, it boasts of having all the modern day amenities. There was provision of running water on all the floors, toilets having modern flush techniques imbibed in them and above all a warm air heating system for the entire building saving one from those biting winter. Above all, this castle is considered an epitome of romanticism.
Matsumoto Castle, Japan
The Matsumoto Castle is one amongst the four castles in Japan enlisted as the national treasure of the country. This castle is a pristine form of architecture attracting tourists from all over the world. Matsumoto Castle is a best exemplar of 'Hirajiro' style.
Hunyad Castle, , Romania
A shrill of fear runs in the spines hearing about Dracula and adding more to thy dose of fear is the Hunyad Castle. The Hunyad castle is better know as the abode of Dracula for 7 years. This castle showcases a true Gothic style of architecture. The view of this castle with its tall and diversely colored roof, countless small windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings is enough for that fear factor getting escalated.
Replicating the legendary past, these castles are one of the finest examples of sheer opulence and comfort. These castles showcase a brilliant range of artistry, architecture and elegance mastered over ages. Truly reliving the bygone era!