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Blutenburg Castle (54)
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Blutenburg Castle (18 photos)

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…

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Bundi (257) Taragarh Fort
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Bundi (68 photos)

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,…

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Caserta (12)
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Caserta (210 photos)

Caserta is located north east of Naples on the edge of the Campanian Plain at the foot of the Subapennine mountain range.

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Corciano (9)
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Corciano (21 photos)

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…

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Datia (215) Bir Singh Deo Palace
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Datia (95 photos)

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…

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Deeg (168) Deeg Palace (Jal Mahal)
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Deeg (48 photos)

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 …

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Castle De Haar (12)
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Haarzuilens (60 photos)

The De Haar Castle (Kasteel de Haar) in Haarzuilens was built from 1892 till 1912 largely incorporating the 15th century ruins of the original…

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Castle Assumburg (4)
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Heemskerk (17 photos)

The Castel Assumburg (Kasteel Assumburg, Slot Assumburg), located on the eastside of Heemskerk, was built from the remains of Castel Oud Haerlem in…

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Heeswijk Castle (27)
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Heeswijk (26 photos)

The Castle Heeswijk (Kasteel Heeswijk) is a water citadel between s-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven. It dates back to year 1080 and was gradually…

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Kumbhalgarh (18)
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Kumbhalgarh (8 photos)

Kumbhalgarh (literally “Kumbhal fort”) is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of …

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Ladispoli (213)
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Ladispoli (44 photos)

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 …

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Linderhof Palace (74)
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Linderhof (67 photos)

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…

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Castle Muiden (22)
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Muiderslot (20 photos)

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…

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Neuschwanstein Castle (160)
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Neuschwanstein Castle (17 photos)

Neuschwanstein Castle stands above Hohenschwangau close to Füssen in southern Bavaria. The building was constructed in 1869 for the Bavarian King …

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Nymphenburg Palace (758) Palace
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Nymphenburg Palace (136 photos)

The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is a Baroque palace in Munich. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. The…

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Orchha (84) Jahangir Mahal
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Orchha (115 photos)

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,…

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Residence (Munich) (31) Antiquarium
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Residence (Munich) (96 photos)

The Munich Residence (Münchner Residenz) is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach in the centre of the city…

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Rocca di Calascio (338)
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Rocca di Calascio (100 photos)

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…

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Roccascalegna (42)
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Roccascalegna (80 photos)

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…

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San Leo (12)
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San Leo (60 photos)

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…

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Santa Severa (98)
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Santa Severa (28 photos)

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 …

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Schleißheim Palace (377)
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Schleißheim Palace (102 photos)

The Schleißheim Palace actually comprises three palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim near Munich. The palace was a…

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Slochteren (5) Mansion Fraeylemaborg
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Slochteren (15 photos)

Slochteren is a municipality in the north-eastern Netherlands, characterised as a chain of small villages dividing a mostly agricultural landscape.…

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Vigoleno (82)
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Vigoleno (55 photos)

Vigoleno’s origins are rooted in the Roman era: the name comes from the Latin Vicus Lyaeo, a place consecrated to Bacchus because of its exquisite…

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Kasteel Duivenvoorde (5)
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Voorschoten (40 photos)

The Kasteel Duivenvoorde in the town of Voorschoten close to Vassenaar, is one of the oldest castle in Zuid-Holland. It was first mentioned in 1226.…

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