Category: Castles

Our Sightseeing Guide To Salzburg, Austria

We visit neighboring Austria quite often. In addition to returning to our beloved Vienna, we try to explore new regions, too, and Salzburg has been on our list for a while. Finally, we spent a beautiful long weekend there last October. I couldn’t tell you that it became our favorite place in Austria, because the…
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5 Stunning Castles In Romania

We went to Romania for mountains in the first place. For long, scenic, overwhelming hikes. For the wild landscapes of Făgăraș, Retezat and Bucegi Mountains. What we got from them was mostly fog and rain though. Instead we found wonderful castles to fall in love with. Actually, we’ve found one of the most beautiful castles…
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Visit The Most Amazing Transylvanian Palace: Peleş Castle

Peleş Castle was our favorite in all Transylvania – and it’s definitely among the best European castles we’ve ever seen. If there’s only one castle you visit in Transylvania, it should be this one (and not the Dracula Castle, nooo… more on that in a following post). Pretty castle, pretty everything Nestled at the foot…
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Székesfehérvár: A Royal City And An Unreal Castle In Hungary

Székesfehérvár is one of the most ancient cities in Hungary. It was already a settlement in the Roman times. It was the royal seat of Hungary’s first king. It still has the remnants of its old city walls today – and a charming Old Town surrounded by them. Located so close to Budapest (about an…
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Romantic Ruins On A Lonely Hill: Spiš Castle, Slovakia

If Czechia is the country of elegant châteaux in Eastern Europe, then Slovakia is the country of dramatic ruins standing on lonely hilltops. The largest and most famous of them is Spiš Castle (Spišský hrad in Slovak). It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Our first impression It was quite impressive even from…
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In Search Of Castles And Historical Towns In Moravia

Poland and Czech Republic. We’ve visited both of them for their world-famous historical cities for the first time. Krakow and Prague. We were blown away. Yet we didn’t really know other places worth visiting in these countries. Maybe Warsaw, the capital of Poland? So we ended up doing a road trip this spring and visited…
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Greetings From The Middle Ages: Bouzov Castle

After our road trip through Moravia we got to the conclusion that the Czech Republic has the most fabulous castles in Eastern Europe! Royal castles, majestic noble homes, seats of bishops and knights – they all have their own atmosphere and stories and they all amazed us inside and out. And Bouzov Castle is one…
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Kroměříž, The Unpronounceable Gem Of Moravia

Moravia, the southern region of the Czech Republic was a place we wanted to explore. Why? Because we knew nothing about it. That’s always a good enough reason and in this case, we had another good one: it’s so close to Budapest where we live. We’ve already told you about the fairy tale castle of…
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Finding Naboo At Lake Como

It was a dark, cold, cloudy morning. As we walked along the narrow streets of Como towards the ferry port it started raining. We bought our tickets to Lenno and then found shelter until the ferry’s departure. Later as we were gazing out of the ferry cabin in the pouring rain the landscape somehow reminded…
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