Growing up in America, I’ve watched movies featuring castles and always was in awe of the idea – this castle on the top of a hill, the village below it, the royalty being able to watch the goings on from their window. It seemed like such a faraway experience.
While in Germany, I got to go to a castle like this, and it blew me away a little, even though it was just a simple castle in a small town. We visited Wernigorode Castle, and though it has been renovated several times in the course of it’s life since the 12th century, it is still stunning and I would be lying if I pretended that I didn’t spend a few moments staring out every window I could, looking over the town of Wernigerode below.
I hope everyone is getting back into the groove of things in this new year! I am trying but failing a little. Hopefully I can pick things up soon. ;)