The heyday of Neo-Gothic romanticism – a return to the Middle Ages

The romantic castles of the 19th century pay impressive tribute to the Middle Ages. All the pointed arches, ornate turrets and ornamental rib-vault ceilings made the Gothic style seem even more beautiful than before.

Moyland Castle Museum

The Dutch word that lends its name to this medieval moated castle means 'beautiful land'. In 2006, the castle's splendid grounds were voted the prettiest parklands in North Rhine-Westphalia in recognition of their harmonious blend of architecture, landscaped gardens and modern culture.

Fortified with a multitude of towers and turrets, Hohenzollern Castle sits in splendour almost 900 metres above the Swabian Alb. This is a storybook fortress from the heyday of the neo-Gothic.

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High above the Rhine in Koblenz stands the crowning glory of Rhine Romanticism, Stolzenfels Castle – a triumph of the period with its fabulous architecture and beautifully decorated halls and rooms.

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