Royal Palace of Visegrád

Inside the walls of the Royal Palace in Visegrád, Hungary

King Charles I of Hungary commissioned the first Royal House in the 14th century. In the 15th century, Matthias Corvinus renewed the palace in late Gothic style. After the Ottoman siege in 1544, the building fell into ruins. Its excavation began in 1934 and continues today.

Stallburg in Vienna

Lippizan horses in their boxes

A chance to see the famous Lipizzaner horses of the Spanish Riding School for free is at the Stallburg building. This former residence is placed next to the Winter Riding School. Between the training and the performances, the Stallburg is the home of the white stallions.

Snežnik Castle in Kozarišče

View of Grad Snežnik at a pond

Snežnik Castle (Grad Snežnik) was first mentioned in 1268. I was especially impressed by the complete interior furnishing of the 19/20th century. So this place gives a good impression of the noble lifestyle in that period. As most Slovenian castles lost their furniture at the end of World War II, this manor house is really a gem. [German]