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Swallow's Nest, Crimean peninsula, southern Ukraine -

Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. One of the most beautiful places I've ever visited.

Hrad Hohenwerfen (německy Burg Hohenwerfen) stojí vysoko nad rakouského města Werfen v údolí Salzach, přibližně 40 km (25 mi) jižně od Salcburku. Zámek je obklopen Alpy Berchtesgaden a přilehlé pohoří Tennengebirge. Opevnění je "sestra" z hradu Hohensalzburg oba pochází z 11. století.

Neuschwanstein Castle Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, built for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1886 on a rugged cliff against a scenic mountain backdrop, was intended to "embody the true spirit of the medieval German castle", as the king wrote in a letter to Richard Wagner.