10Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Perched on a rugged hill in Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle is a fairy tale come to life. Commissioned by King Ludwig II in the 19th century, its Romanesque Revival architecture features ornate towers and turrets that seem to touch the sky. Surrounded by the Bavarian Alps, the castle’s picturesque setting has inspired countless artists and even served as the model for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.