Heidelberg Castle

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Schloss Heidelberg The World’s Best-Known Palace Ruins The red sandstone palace, the jewel of the Electoral Palatinate and the very incarnation of the picturesque romantic castle, towers majestically above the valley of the Neckar river.  The “Electoral” part of the small independent principality’s name,  the Electoral Palatinate, indicates that this small kingdom was one of […]

Hämelschenburg Castle

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Hamelschenburg Castle – Hämelschenburg Castle – Schloss Hamelschenburg – Schloss Hämelschenburg – Hamelschenburg Palace – Hämelschenburg Palace Near Hameln Germany Hämelschenburg Castle Today The palace, former farm buildings, mill and gardens are part of the so-called Rittergut Hämelschenburg (the Hämelschenburg Manor and Estates). The elaborate palace and other Renaissance buildings on the estate can no longer […]

Schloss Bruchsal

Schloss Bruchsal

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Schloss Bruchsal Castle was once the home of the Prince Bishops of Speyer. The size of the complex, with more than fifty buildings, is overwhelming. Architectural features painted by illusionists, stucco ornaments richly gilded in gold, and huge, glittering gold dragons spouting water, add princely elegance to the facade of the central structure. The architecture, painting […]