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Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine

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.

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. read more »

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.

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. read more »