A man films Burg Eltz Castle near Wierschem with his mobile, March 4. The medieval castle dates back to the 12th century and is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived here 33 generations ago.
The Imperial castle above the town of Cochem on river Mosel, May 30. The ‘Reichsburg’, as it is called in German, dates back to the 12th century. It was destroyed by French troops in 1689 and reconstructed almost two hundred years later.
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The nocturnal sky over Runkel castle and river Lahn is lit by lightnings from a distant thunderstorm, April 25.
The outline of Runkel castle on Lahn river, April 24. It was first mentioned in documents in the year 1159. The photo was talken from the old bridge that was built in 1448.
The keep of Friedberg castle, built in the 14th century, is visible in the hazy background behind blooming cherry trees near the village of Ockstadt, some 20 kms (12 mls) north of Frankfurt, April 6.
Spectators stand in the courtyard of Schloss Johannisburg castle in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, some 50 kms (30 mls) east of Frankfurt, April 3, while the 400 year-old walls of the Renaissance building are colorfully illuminated by light artist Ingo Bracke.
The outlines of Braunfels (“Brown Rock”) castle are visible in front of a sunset sky above the town of Braunfels (named after the castle), some 70 kms (42 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.16. The castle dates back to the 13th century and quite some building work was done over the centuries.