Me and my wife have made a couple trips to Europe and have seen a few castles, not a whole lot but enough to where I can decide that this one is my favorite.
First off its a little ways off the main road, so your driving through the mountains and hills of the back country looking for this place. Then out of nowhere it appears in the distant, a massive structure just sitting on top of this mountain in the middle of flat plains.
We arrived and the lift to the top was out of order which did not bother me because making the trek to the top through all the gates is part of the experience. The gates and path to the top is an awesome thing as it winds around the mountain each gate a part of history as an almost impenetrable barrier. I believe it was said that an enemy force only ever breached to the 7th gate and I believe there was 13.
Once you get to the top you can walk around the outside walls where one courtyard is. This is one of my favorite parts. It offers great views of the surroundings and is also partly enclosed by the massive castle walls. It overlooks the castles church and has a garden. Its a great for relaxing and pictures.
There is a museum inside with many things from the castle such as weapons and armor. There is one suit of armor that Im still not sure if it was real or not but it was on a giant mannequin and would not fit an ordinary human. I dont know if they found it there and it belonged to some huge man or what.
Overall I love this castle and I think it really should be visited should you be traveling through.
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