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Croatian Castle in TOP 12 Most Beautiful in Europe

One of the world’s most popular travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveller, has named a castle in Croatia among its selection of the 12 Most Beautiful in Europe.

Europe has a rich history and is home to some magnificent castles. Condé Nast Traveller did find room in their list of the best 12 in Europe for the stunning 13th century Trakošćan castle, located in northern Croatia in the Varaždin County.

Trakošćan castle (photo credit: Sandra Tralic)

Trakošćan castle is one of the best preserved historic buildings in the country and is the only castle which has not had the interior changed from the original owner. Now owned by the Croatian state, Trakošćan was built as a rather small observation fortress for monitoring the road from Ptuj to Bednja Valley and owned by the Drašković family.

Inside the castle (photo credit: Tim Ertl)

TOP 12 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, 1886

(photo credit: Thomas Wolf)

2. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland, 13th Century

(photo: Eilean Donan Castle)

3. Chenonceau Castle, France, 1430


4. Alcázar of Segovia, Spain, 12th Century

(photo: Cristof1887 under CC)

5. Bodiam Castle, England, 1385

(photo: WyrdLight.com)

6. Kylemore Abbey, Ireland, 1867

(photo: www.allwallpapersfree.org)

7. Egeskov Castle, Denmark, 1554

(photo: Malene Thyssen under CC)

8. Hohenzollern Castle, Germany, 1454

(photo: A. Kniesel under CC)

9. Peleș Castle, Romania, 1883

(photo: TiberiuSahlean under CC)

10. Örebro Castle, Sweden, 1560

(photo: Dcastor under CC)

11. Trakošćan Castle, Croatia, 13th Century

Trakošćan castle (photo credit: Sandra Tralic)

12. Corvin Castle, Romania, 1446

(photo: Carcea Daniel under CC)


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