A Tour of Burg Bentheim and Other German Castles

by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 6, 2016

Burg Bentheim and Other German Castles

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that Landon and I are vacationing in Germany. A few days ago, my mom and I took Landon on a two-day tour of German castles.


Like a lot of 9-year-old boys, he’s interested in castles. I remembered taking a tour of water castles with my parents years ago and figured showing Landon ancient castles — some are 900+ years old — would be fun, plus a great education for him.

If you spend your summer in Europe, you might as well come home with some stories about the dungeon in a 900-year-old castle.

Here are just a few pictures I took during those two days.

We saw five castles in all. The first one, Burg Bentheim, was by far the most beautiful, and the one we were able to tour most extensively.


My little knight.


Burg Bentheim and Other German Castles


You can read what was special about this spot on my Instagram account :)

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Keep following the fun on Instagram! We’ll be here for another week.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacey August 11, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Your photos are gorgeous! The scenery is dreamy. I know you must enjoy your time there with your mom.


Margaret Robinson August 10, 2016 at 2:57 PM

These are fabulous pictures; thank you for sharing your trip (and child, who is adorable)!

I’ve never been to these places and it’s nice to have an idea of how truly gorgeous these castles are inside and out.


Cindy Magee August 10, 2016 at 11:18 AM

WOW! How exciting to get to tour castles!!! Looks like a great summer. :)


Kim August 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM

Nice pics, looks like a great vacation!Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!


Rita C at Panoply August 7, 2016 at 7:34 AM

I enjoyed this post, Dagmar. As a collector of antique beaded purses, several were made in Germany with scenes of notable castles there, so it’s always fun to see the real places (even if only in photographs). Many of the gals in the Antique Purse Collectors Society have actually traveled there to visit the sites, along with a few members who are famous in their own right with their ability to do the beading and designing still, more than 100 years later.
Your mother is adorably classy, and your son quite handsome. Good genes, you! Hope you’ve enjoyed your stay in Germany.


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