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16 Jaw-Dropping Mountain Top Castles (Photos)

You have to see these architectural marvels. There are castles, and then there are mountain-top castles which are unto a class of their own due to the extreme difficulty in building them. Imagine all the hauling of materials and then working in very difficult conditions to build a massive structure. It boggles the mind.
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Castle Hohenzollern

Castle Hohenzollern

There’s something spectacular about mountain-top castles. The amount of work and cost that went into regular castles is mind-blowing. But the additional herculean effort and cost in building a castle on a mountain is a whole other ball game.

We have a huge castles section on this site given many were at time homes to nobility and monarchs, and from those many castles we’ve researched, we hand-picked the most spectacular ones built on a mountain. Below you can scroll down and enjoy these truly incredible structures that will be enjoyed by people for many years. After all, the era of castles is over and so all we have are those built centuries ago.

Hochosterwitz Castle

Hochosterwitz Castle

Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohenwerfen castle

Hohenwerfen castle

Kreuzenstein Castle

Kreuzenstein Castle

Cesky Sternberk Castle

Cesky Sternberk Castle

Bouzov Castle

Bouzov Castle

Ksiaz Castle

Ksiaz Castle


Czorsztyn castle

Czorsztyn castle

Stolzenfels Castle

Stolzenfels Castle

Eltz Castle

Eltz Castle

Castle Stolzenfels

Castle Stolzenfels


Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle

Aerial view of the Pena Palace in Sintra National Park, Portugal

Aerial view of the Pena Palace in Sintra National Park, Portugal

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

You didn’t think we’d forget the most famous castle in the world, let alone most famous mountain-top castle, did you? Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is nothing short of spectacular. Millions of people visit every year.

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