At Wyld Family Travel we love castles.
We seek out castles anywhere we are travelling. Maybe it is because in Australia where we live there are no castles. Even though e were colonised by Europeans no one built a castle in a castle in Australia. There is something hauntingly beautiful about Castles, Palaces and Fortifications. For some, it’s the location of them, Castelo St George in Lisbon springs to mind. For some, it is the romanticism connected to them such as Neuschwanstein in Germany and others it is just the sheer size such as Schonbrunn in Vienna.
Visiting castles is like walking in History. Walking in the footsteps of many famous people such as King Edward 1st who built the great castles of North Wales in the 12th Century, Frederik the great who built The Sanssouci in Potsdam Germany and Prague Castle which was home to The Holy Roman Emperors.
It is not just the adult Wyld’s who love visiting castles. Our children are also taken by the experience, sometimes for different reasons than their parents. A ride on a Horse and cart through the forest at Herrenchimsee Palace in Bavaria, Exploring the cave that contains the Dragon Den at Wawel Castle in Krakow and counting the hundreds of steps at Oravsky Hrad in Slovakia.
Join us on our Journey through some of the great castles, palaces and fortifications of Europe. We have walked, explored, photographed and written about sites from Finland in the North to Portugal in the South, From Wales in the west to Poland in the east.
Index of Castle, Palace, Fortification Articles
4: Herrenchiemsee Palace 8.Munich Residenz – coming soon
Wales: France Finland
3: Conwy Castle
Spain Collaborative Articles
1. Segovia Alcazar – coming soon 1.top 5 castles for family travel
2. Royal palace of Madrid – coming soon
3. Alhambra Granada – coming soon
On our way from Poland to Poland, (I can hear you say what?!) we stopped at Oravsky Hrad. You see we were headed from Zakopane in Poland to Wisla in Poland. The quickest way was to dip into Slovakia for part of the journey then back into Poland. Don't you just...read more
Location: Above Hechingen and Bisingen in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany Attraction: Burg Hohenzollern ( Hohenzollern Castle Germany ) The Hohenzollern Castle Germany sits at 855 meters (2,805 ft) on Burg Hohenzollern and the castle takes it name...read more
I must be honest here I did not do much research into our stay in Lisbon. I had listened to what Mark had to say about the city and he is normally pretty well on the ball when it comes to things that we will both like to visit. For complete opposites, we love the same...read more
Have you been on a royal day trip? Do You know King Ludwig II of Bavaria You would know his castle Neuschwanstein ! King Ludwig II is the most famous royal of Bavaria, maybe even of all of Germany, for that matter. Ludwig II succeeded to the throne at the young age of...read more
Bec and I love UNESCO sites, we love the history of these sights. We love how UNESCO sites are maintained in today's modern world to shine a spotlight on how the world was in times past. I love walking around these places admiring them sometimes you can nearly feel...read more
5 things not to miss in Alsace France Every town in Alsace France is like a postcard, beautifully coloured house's small streams and stalks nesting on roofs. Alsace towns make you feel like you are stepping into a 1600's canvas painted by one of the masters. Colours...read more
5 of the best family travel Castles in Europe Neuschwanstein, Tower of London, Schonbrunn, Wawel and Haut Koenigsbourg make up our list. Have you been to any of these sites? We love castles, it is that simple.We love family travel day trips to castle's Maybe...read more
Caernarfon Castle Family Travel Guide Location: Caernarfon Wales Attraction: Caernarfon Castle Website: http://cadw.gov.wales Caernarfon Castle is the largest of any of the Edwardian Welsh castle's we have been too. Caernarfon castle sits adjacent to the Menai...read more
fairytale castle Hohenschwangau - family traveler guide Site: Hohenschwangau Castle Location: Hohenschwangau Village Website: http://www.hohenschwangau.de/ Fairytale Castle Hohenschwangau is located in the village of the same name in the lower Bavaria region of...read more
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We hit the road in Europe in November 2016