Whether you’re a history buff or just dream of being a princess, Europe is overflowing with spellbinding castles that will make you feel like you’re part of a fairytale. Castles are among Europe’s most distinctive landmarks. They bring to mind brave knights and princesses locked high in a tower. Despite their iconic status, castles were built only for about 600 years during Europe’s medieval period. In the modern era, European castles are both picturesque ruins that serve as tourist attractions and lived-in family homes.
“From wild Vikings to ancient castles and palaces inhabited by real princes and princesses, cobblestone narrow streets, old timbered houses and a certain sculpture of a little mermaid”