Hluboka Castle ~ considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. Originally Gothic style, construction was ordered in the 19th century in the romantic style of the WIndsor Castle.
Dunrobin Castle has been called home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century. The Earldom of Sutherland is one of the seven ancient earldoms of Scotland and the Sutherlands were one of the most powerful families in Britain with many important matrimonial and territorial alliances.
The Christmas holiday in Germany begins December and ends on the On the (Christmas Eve), most Germans work a half day and shops are open until the early afternoon. Gifts are usually opened on the evening of the Christmas day is a little different.