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Blutenburg Castle

Blutenburg Castle (1)
Blutenburg Castle (1)
48° 9′ 47″ N, 11° 27′ 25″ E

The former hunting Castle Blutenburg is located in the west of Munich, in the town district of Obermenzing. The castle dates back to a water castle of the 13th century. The core of this castle was a residential tower. The fortress is first…

Bundi

Bundi (1)
Bundi (1)
25° 26′ 57″ N, 75° 38′ 17″ E

Bundi, is a city in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state in north-west India. It is of particular architectural note for its ornate forts, palaces, and step well reservoirs known as baoris. The town is situated 35 km from Kota and 210 km from…

Corciano

Corciano (1)
Corciano (1)
43° 7′ 41″ N, 12° 17′ 15″ E

Corciano is town in the Italian region Umbria, located about 8 km west of Perugia. The earliest traces of human presence (some fragments of flint tools on blades and fragments of vases turned into dough) date back to Neolithic times. The discovery…

Datia

Datia (1)
Datia (1)
25° 40′ 15″ N, 78° 27′ 4″ E

Datia, a small rural town in the state of Madhya Pradesh, was formerly the seat of the eponymous princely state in the British Raj. Datia is situated near Gwalior and on the border with Uttar Pradesh. The old town is surrounded by a stone wall,…

Deeg

Deeg (1)
Deeg (1)
27° 28′ 20″ N, 77° 19′ 25″ E

Deeg Palace, built in 1772, is situated near Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Deeg was the first capital of the newly carved out Jat State of Bharatpur, when Badan Singh was proclaimed its ruler in 1722. In 1730, the Maharaja Suraj Mal erected the strong…

Haarzuilens

Kasteel de Haar (1)
Kasteel de Haar (1)
52° 7′ 19″ N, 4° 59′ 7″ E

The De Haar Castle (Kasteel de Haar) in Haarzuilens was built from 1892 till 1912 largely incorporating the 15th century ruins of the original castle. Founded in the 14th century on sediment deposits along a blind arm of the Rhine River, it was…

Heeswijk

Kasteel Heeswijk (1)
Kasteel Heeswijk (1)
51° 39′ 20″ N, 5° 26′ 27″ E

The Castle Heeswijk (Kasteel Heeswijk) is a water citadel between s-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven. It dates back to year 1080 and was gradually replaced by a large castle throughout the Middle Ages.

Ladispoli

Ladispoli (1)
Ladispoli (1)
41° 56′ 0″ N, 12° 6′ 9″ E

Ladispoli occupies the area of the ancient Alsium, the port of the Etruscan city of Cerveteri. It was destroyed in the 6th century, during the Gothic War, by the Ostrogoths led by Totila. Later a castle, named Palo, was built in the area. It was a…

Linderhof

Linderhof (1)
Linderhof (1)
47° 34′ 17″ N, 10° 57′ 39″ E

The Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. Ludwig already knew the area around Linderhof from his youth when he had accompanied…

Muiderslot

Muiderslot (1)
Muiderslot (1)
52° 20′ 3″ N, 5° 4′ 19″ E

The Muiderslot is a castle in the Netherlands, located at the mouth of the Vecht River, some 15 km south-east of Amsterdam, in Muiden, where it flows into what used to be the Zuiderzee. The history of the Muiderslot (Castle Muiden, where muiden…

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
47° 33′ 28″ N, 10° 45′ 0″ E

Neuschwanstein Castle stands above Hohenschwangau close to Füssen in southern Bavaria. The building was constructed in 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealised notion of a knight’s castle from the Middle Age. The designs are by…

Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace (01)
Nymphenburg Palace (01)
48° 9′ 30″ N, 11° 30′ 18″ E

The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is a Baroque palace in Munich. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by the prince-electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of…

Orchha

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Orchha (1)
25° 21′ 2″ N, 78° 38′ 39″ E

Orchha, a town 15 km from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, lies on the Betwa River and was the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River stands a huge…

Rocca di Calascio

Rocca di Calascio (1)
Rocca di Calascio (1)
42° 19′ 42″ N, 13° 41′ 23″ E

Rocca di Calascio, at an elevation of 1,460 m, is the highest fortress in Italy located in the province of L’Aquila. It was exclusively built for military purposes and intended only to accommodate troops. The fortress was started in the 10th

Roccascalegna

Roccascalegna (1)
Roccascalegna (1)
42° 3′ 44″ N, 14° 18′ 14″ E

Roccascalegna is a village in the Abruzzo, 455 m above sea level on a rocky hills dominating the Rio Secco valley, an affluent on the right bank of the Aventino River. On the big rock a steep castle overlooks the village. The stronghold was built…

San Leo

San Leo (1)
San Leo (1)
43° 53′ 49″ N, 12° 20′ 47″ E

San Leo, a village in the region Emilia-Romagna, located about 135 km south-east of Bologna and about 35 km south of Rimini, is home to a large fortress at an altitude of 600 m above sea level. The castle is on the border of the Marche and Romagna…

Santa Severa

Santa Severa (1)
Santa Severa (1)
42° 0′ 57″ N, 11° 57′ 25″ E

Santa Severa is part of the municipality of Santa Marinella, in the province of Rome. It is a small sea resort on the Via Aurelia, 8 km south of Santa Marinella and 50 km north of Rome. It takes its name from the 2nd century Christian martyr. The…

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