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Lauma Brežģe

Lauma is a travel writer from Riga, Latvia and has spent some time living in the UK and Germany in addition to travelling all throughout Europe.

Ever since reading “In Search of the Castaways” by Jules Verne as a child, Lauma has always been fascinated by travel and adventure.

From exploring natural wonders and outdoor paths to continuously being awe-struck by cities and cultures worldwide, she conveys her passion and inquisitive nature in writing.

15 Best Castles in Switzerland

Gruyères Castle

Swiss landscapes are some of the most beautiful in Europe and the whole world for that matter. The landlocked country features awe-inspiring Alpine landscapes, crystal-clear lakes, and cities and towns …

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15 Best Castles in Poland

Moszna Castle

Poland is the 9th largest country by area size in Europe and on top of that has also been in the middle of historic changes and events. Once the Kingdom …

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15 Best Castles in Romania

Pelișor Castle, Romania

Castles are one of the most prominent national monuments in Romania and some are so widely recognized that their fame echoes around the world. These are, of course, the castles …

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15 Best Castles in Italy

Castel del Monte

Italy appears to have its fair share of impressive, well-preserved castles that not only look fantastic in the Italian context but also in that of all of Europe. Easily distinguishable …

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15 Best Castles in Austria

Schloss Ort, Gmunden

Considering the rich and eventful history of Austria and its territory, it comes as no surprise that the country is scattered with impressive castles, fortresses, and palaces that live to …

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15 Best Castles in Wales

Conwy Castle

As the second smallest country in the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland is the smallest), Wales packs a punch despite its compact size. Castles form a significant part of Welsh history …

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15 Best Castles in Europe

Hohenzollern Castle

European history would be unimaginable without the remarkable castles scattered across the continent. Castles seem full of magic and mystery, something straight out of a fairytale. Yet so many fairy …

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15 Best Castles in Ireland

Ashford Castle

Irish history is full of notable events and turbulent times – from Vikings to the Norman Invasion. The latter defined the following centuries for the Irish people under the English …

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15 Best Castles in Scotland

Balmoral Castle, Scotland

The United Kingdom has long excelled in dramatic and colorful history. To this day, the many castles and manors scattered across the country are windows into the past. Scotland, in …

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15 Best Castles in Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

In a country as big and rich in history as Germany, you can be sure to find some of the world’s most spectacular castles – from medieval fortresses to noble …

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