Thursday, September 1, 2011

Castles and Palaces - What's the Difference?

Did you know that castles and palaces are different. Castles  (burg) usually refer to a structure built during the middle ages or medieval period. Most of them are in a state of ruin. They are often found on hill tops and were built to defend its residents from enemies. In our area of Germany many small cities have castles overshadowing the town. There are two within 15 minutes driving distance.

Palaces (schloss) are more modern structures built after the middle ages. Many of them are in excellent condition and still used in some form or another.

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