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Neuschwanstein Castle Report Abuse
The most photographed castle in the world, Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle.
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Reichsburg Cochem Report Abuse
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Burg Elz Report Abuse
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Burg Hohenzollern Report Abuse
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Wartburg Report Abuse
The Place where Luther translated the Bible
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Kreuzenstein Report Abuse
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Burg Königstein Report Abuse
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Linderhorf Palace Report Abuse
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Braunfels Report Abuse
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Mespelbrunn Report Abuse
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Hohenschwangau Report Abuse
It`s in Bavaria
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Burghausen Report Abuse
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Wernigerode Report Abuse
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Löwenburg Report Abuse
Kassel, Germany
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Stadtschloss Berlin Report Abuse
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Moscow Kremlin Report Abuse
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Acropolis of Athens Report Abuse
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Windsor Castle Report Abuse
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Krak des Chevaliers Report Abuse
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A heavily-used castle of the Crusaders, Krak des Chevaliers is one of the most well-preserved castles in existence.
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Ajlun Castle - Jordan Report Abuse
This huge fortress was built by Izz al-Din Usama, a commander and nephew of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi , in AD 1184-1185 ,
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Mont Saint Michel Report Abuse
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Mont Saint Michel is notable mostly for its unique location on a tidal island in Normandy. Beautiful AND evasive!
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Montreal (Crusader castle) Report Abuse
Montreal is a Crusader castle on the eastern side of the Arabah, perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain, looking out over fruit trees below. The ruins, called Shoubak or Shawbak in Arabic, are located in modern town of Shoubak in Jordan. The castle was built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem during his expedition to the area where he captured Aqaba on the Red Sea in 1116.
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Bodrum Castle Report Abuse
located in southwest Turkey in the city of Bodrum . was built by the Knights Hospitaller starting in 1402 as the Castle of St. Peter or Petronium.
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Tower of London Report Abuse
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Kerak Castle Report Abuse
is a large crusader castle located in Kerak in Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan, Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it Crac des Moabites or "Karak in Moab"
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Himeji Castle Report Abuse
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Leeds Castle Report Abuse
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Angkor Wat Report Abuse
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Chapultepec Castle Report Abuse
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Acrocorinth, Greece Report Abuse
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Dover Castle Report Abuse
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Bran Castle Report Abuse
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Alcázar of Segovia Report Abuse
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Forbidden City Report Abuse
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The Forbidden City served as the Imperial palace for Chinese dynasties from the Ming through the Qing. It is composed of 980 buildings!
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Desert castle Report Abuse
The Desert castles consist of a number of minor castles and fortresses scattered over the desert in eastern Jordan. The castles were built between the 7th century and 8th century, roughly between 660 and 750, under the caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty who had made Damascus their new capital in 661.
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Carcassonne Castle Report Abuse
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Prague Castle Report Abuse
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Edinburgh Castle Report Abuse
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Château de Versailles Report Abuse
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Loius XIV's famous palace, its construction almost depleted the French treasury.
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Hearst Castle Report Abuse
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Beni Hammad Fort Report Abuse
Beni Hammad Fort, also called Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad ,is a ruined, fortified palatine city in Algeria.
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