Major Misconceptions About German Castles and Palaces

You’ve likely heard of Germany’s famous Neuschwanstein castle, or Potsdam’s Sanssouci palace. But did you know one of the country’s best-known castles only became famous as a ruin? And that some German castles served as fortified customs offices? Here are some of the biggest misconceptions involving German castles palaces.

0:00 Intro
0:28 Neuschwanstein – a medieval castle?
2:06 Sanssouci – palace or garden hut?
3:35 Is it too expensive to rebuild Heidelberg castle?
5:00 Why do so many castles line river Rhine?
6:25 Are all German castles and palaces owned by the state?

Report: Kerstin Schmidt
Editing: Friederike Rohrmann
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