Take a tour of Wernigerode Castle in Wernigerode, Germany – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Wernigerode Castle, overlooking a city of the same name, sits atop a hill in northern Germany.
The castle was used as a fortress and safe haven in medieval times as a rest stop for German nobles on hunting retreats.
The castle has been renovated three times in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries and has incorporated Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic style architecture.
After damage from the Thirty Years' War, the castle was transformed into a charming retreat.
Among the last restorations made to the castle was the round shape given to the now romantic palace.
Visitors can now tour parts of the castle’s grounds as well as its impressive, ornate interior.