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Top palaces and castles in Europe for winter vacation

European Palaces, Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany, Winter time overview

In winter, one of the most popular offerings is the city break holiday. Major cities host some of the most beautiful treasures in their palaces. Reserve a couple of hours to walk through the halls of a palace, admire artistic masterpieces and concerts, balls or Christmas fairs they host.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is an old royal residence, built in Rococo style. Schönbrunn is one of the most representative cultural monuments in Austria and a top attraction of the metropolis Vienna. In winter 2011-2012, Schönbrunn Palace is open daily and can be visited until 17:30. Until December 26, takes place here, Schönbrunn Christmas Market, Christmas Fair open until 21:00.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen, Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Those who want to visit Neuschwanstein Castle can do until 15:00 daily, except day 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January.

Chateau de Versailles

Palace of Versailles is one of the world's most famous royal residences. The palace was built around 1600 by Louis XVI and was used as a residence and center of the French government set more than 100 years. To visit Versailles you need a full day. The palace is open in winter up to 17:30, and the price of a ticket is about 20 Euros. In December take place, organ concerts and other events hosted by the famous palace. Opera lovers can go to various shows. In January takes place - La Descente d’Orphee aux enfers et Venus & Adonis - to Versailles royal opera.

The Alhambra

The Alhambra is one of the most famous monuments of Spain. Built in 1300 by Muslims, the Alhambra is a fascinating complex of castles, fortresses, ruins and works of art. In winter, the Alhambra is open until 18:00, and the price of a ticket is about 12 Euros.