Ancient castles of Germany

2 Schloss Leuvenburg, Germany

German lands are rich in fabulous places, architecture. So in the town of Kassel, the castle of Levenburg, the castle of Lviv, is incredibly beautiful. The fortress, built in the 18th century, attracts tourists, attracting them with its architecture and interior decoration. For the uninitiated people, the castle may seem very old at first glance, but this is just an illusion, its century is much shorter and the castle is quite young.
The architecture of the castle is medieval-style, with an abundance of jewelry used, characteristic for those times — bronze statues, mostly lions, which is immediately apparent from the name. In the decoration of the castle of lions used various types of weapons, armor. Also, gambling tables and an altar typical for the Middle Ages are also found in the castle. All its kind Levenburg ka would show that it was not created in the 18th century, but at the turn of 14 and 15, as a strategic structure for the protection and struggle against the invaders. And indeed it is true, in its appearance you can say that the castle was honored to take part in not one battle battle, but this is far from the case. Unfortunately, the castle does not have such a rich and interesting history. All this fake «historical dust» and «traces of military glory» were created artificially at the request of the creator of the castle. By the way, he is buried here, on the territory of the castle, next to the chapel.

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A distinctive feature, and at the same time his visiting card, so inviting tourists, is a drawbridge, thrown across a deep moat with water. And it is impossible to get into the castle if the bridge is raised.
Near Levenburg, there is a unique weapons room, stunning with its impressive size. Most of the exhibits presented here date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
The castle is included in the tourist route «the German road of fairy tales», which also crosses the town of Kassel, in which the castle is located.
To erect this. An unprecedented beauty construction, the architect spent some time in England, studying the ancient castles of the Middle Ages, in order to get stronger inspiration. During the Second World War, Leuvenburg suffered considerable destruction, but after the reconstruction, it re-opened its doors to visitors.