Nordkirchen Castle (Schloss Nordkirchen) is the largest palace with a moat in the region of Westphalia. The present palace, also known as “Versailles of Westphalia”, dates back to the 18th century.
Cycling the Ilm Valley Cycle Path you may visit the Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace. Visiting the castle grounds you will be awarded with 64 stone busts decorating the garden wall. There meaning is still disputed.
Ehrenburg Palace (Schloss Ehrenburg) was the residential palace of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg until 1918. Its present façade in the English Gothic Revival style is a work by Karl Friedrich Schinkel at the beginning of the 19th century.
View of Friedenstein Castle (Schloss Friedenstein) taken from the staircase of the Ducal Museum of Gotha. The early Baroque palace was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It is notable for hosting the Ekhof-Theater, which is still featuring the original Baroque machinery for changing the scenery.
Palais Schönburg was built by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt in the years 1705/1706. It is also known as Palais Schönburg-Hartenstein and Palais Starhemberg-Schönburg. Today it serves as an event location.
Palais Ferstl is a palace in the first district of Vienna. It was built in 1859 and was never the residence of a noble family. Today it houses a lot of exclusive shops and a famous café named Café Central.
The Palais Fürstenberg located on the Grünangergasse was finished by Antonio Beduzzi from Bologna in 1720. I was especially impressed by these sculptures decorating the main entrance of the palace: Two classy dogs.
On the way back to my hotel I passed the palace of Celle (Schloss Celle) again. Sometimes a walk around a castle at night is even more exciting than in the dayligt. Especially if you are alone in the streets. What about your experiences?
- Schloss Celle (Wikipedia)
My first view of Schloss Celle while on a guided tour through the German city Celle. Schloss Celle houses one of the oldest theatre buildings in Europe.
At the planetary garden of Eggenberg Palace (Schloss Eggenberg) in Graz.
My first stop of my museums trip along the locations of the Universalmuseum Joanneum: On the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Palace).
Schloss Schielleiten, a palace near Stubenberg in the Austrian province Styria. Nowadays it is used as a national sports and recreation centre.