Bratislava Castle in Slovakia

Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, Slovakia

On a sunny spring day I took this photo of Bratislava Castle (Bratislavský hrad) on board of a hydrofoil craft cruising the Danube river. There are several companies passing the castle by boat. For the short distance between Vienna – Bratislava there is also a very modern boat, the Twin City Liner, available.

Godesburg Castle

Godesburg Castle in Bad Godesberg, Germany

Godesburg Castle (Godesburg) stands on a hill in Bad Godesberg, a part of Bonn. It dates back to the 13th century. At the start of the Cologne War, the castle fell victim to a siege in 1583. Today it houses a restaurant and is known as a fine lookout. [German]

Karmel Mayerling in Alland

Schloss Mayerling in Alland, Austria

The estate in the Vienna Woods was first mentioned in the 13th century. In 1887, the Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf converted the facility into a hunting lodge (Mayerling Castle). On January 30, 1889, Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera died here under circumstances that were not completely solved. [German]