From the balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle I had this view of the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle. Whereas Neuschwanstein is known as a dream castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Hohenschwangau was the castle of his parents and his childhood. Living there he probably forged out plans for a castle of his own the first time.
Ehrenburg palace (Schloss Ehrenburg) was the residence palace of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg until 1918. It was built in the 16th century from a Franciscan monastery. The present façade in English Gothic Revival style was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the beginning of the 19th century. [German]
Jagdschloss Falkenlust is a hunting lodge in Brühl. Together with Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) and the park grounds, Falkenlust hunting lodge forms an ensemble. In 1984 this ensemble has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. [German]
Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) was built in Brühl in the 18th century. Jagdschloss Falkenlust and Schloss Augustusburg form an ensemble and, together with the castle grounds, have been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1984. [German]
View of Friedenstein Castle (Schloss Friedenstein) taken from the staircase of the Ducal Museum of Gotha. The early Baroque palace was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It is notable for hosting the Ekhof-Theater, which is still featuring the original Baroque machinery for changing the scenery. [German]
On the grounds of Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace (Schloss Kromsdorf) you can find a collection of 64 stone busts created in the years 1670-1730. I came across this garden while cycling along the Ilm Valley cycling route (Ilmtal-Radweg) in the German state of Thuringia.
Palais Ferstl is a palace at the first district of Vienna. It was built in 1859 and was never the residence of a noble family. Today it houses a lot of exclusive shops and a famous café named Café Central.
Palais Fürstenberg located at the Grünangergasse was finished in 1720 by Antonio Beduzzi from Bologna. I was especially impressed by these sculptures decorating the main entrance of the palace: Two classy dogs.