Last week I undertook a major hunt to find the most beautiful and fairytale-esque castles in the world. I tried to find castles that are not as well known, but some of the most popular are just too beautiful to not include.
Castles were built as fortified mansions for nobility. Even though the need for castles has largely faded, many remain as an awesome symbol of history and culture. I could spend all day looking for new fairytale castles to explore.
Bratislava castle is still the most dramatic feature in the city of Bratislava, Slovakia today. The humongous castle sits on the top of the hill in the center of the city. The location provides excellent views of three countries (Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary).