German Castles -- 4 of The
Most Incredible Ones -- Part I
by Marcus Hochstadt
We have a long history here in Germany and very
medieval castles also. Tens of thousands of tourists come to Germany day in and
day out just to see and feel the "charisma" of our German castles.
I will explain you 4 of my favorites and a
little bit of their history. If you plan to travel to Germany, you might like to
know them and to feel its charisma too. ;-) These 4 castles are located in South
Germany, so you do not have to travel hundreds of kilometers/miles to see each
of them. By the way, most of our German castles are located in South Germany.
The first one I describe to you is the
Heidelberg castle. It is really big and has a secret stairway to walk up to it.
Very few people know that way, most of the people go up by the "hill
train". I mean, you can do that too, but imagine how incredible it is, when
you walk up the more than 300 stairs (each stair has its number on it!) and see
all the old houses around you, WOW!
Heidelberg itself has a strong history too and
you see that on all the houses and the extremely expensive residential areas.
Very famous people live in Heidelberg, such as Steffi Graf and famous
Scientists. You should also walk through the, and now I'll give you a insider
secret, "Philosophenweg" (Way of Philosophs). You may ask the people
out there where exactly this way is, but however when you walk up that way, you
have an really awesome, and I mean really awesome view to the Heidelberg castle
and Heidelberg itself and its river (Neckar).
Not far away from Heidelberg (approx. 10km) is
a small town called Schwetzingen (yes, I live in this town and I love it!). The
special thing here is, that this town has just 22,500 residents, but also a huge
castle! When you visit German castles you will realize, that some of them not so
big, but beautiful too. The castle of Schwetzingen is not just beautiful, it's
awesome and huge! The city itself spends all of the entrance fees (only 2,50 EUR
per day) into this incredible castle, and you see that at each corner stone,
plant and bloom.
The Schwetzingen castle is almost as big as the
city itself! :-)
Its history goes back to Baroque, Rococo and
Classicism. It's still apparent today that the irregular complex of the
Schwetzingen castle in essence dates back to a medieval castle altered in the
At the end of your castle visit you absolutely
must go to one of the irresistible cafés and restaurants in front of the castle
- at the "Schlossplatz" (castle place). There are seven (and much
deeper in and around the city) of them and you will find people of all ages
there, and you easily come in contact with them. They are really communicative.
Most of the young people are able to speak English. More about this amazing town
you'll find on my site: www.smart-travel-germany.com/schwetzingen.html.
My site isn't perfect yet, but it grows day
after day and I work really hard on it to give you the highest valuable free
insider tips for your travel to Germany.
I hope you enjoyed the first part of my special
report of 2 awesome German castles. Watch out for the second part with the other
2. I will post it shortly.
Also for further insider tips go to my website.
I finished the creation of my monthly free special report. In this report I will
describe the rest of our TOP 40 German castles and its histories. You can
subscribe to it at www.smart-travel-germany.com/smart-travelogy-germ.html.
I appreciate you!
About the Author:
Marcus Hochstadt travels extensively to
countries, continents and Germany itself as a sales manager and entrepreneur
since more than 14 years. He knows in almost each German city the points of REAL
interest and gives you insider tips on his daily growing website http://www.smart-travel-germany.com
Watch out for his free monthly special report with more valuable insider tips.