About: This beautiful piece of architecture is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, in the German state of Saxony, about 13 kilometers northwest of the Saxon capital, Dresden. The castle has four round towers and lies on a artificial island. The castle is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there between 1542 and 1546.
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In today's jigsaw we feature the Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania.It was built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. Its architectural style is a romantically inspired blend Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival similar to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. A towering statue of King Carol I by Raffaello Romanelli overlooks the main entrance. Many other statues are present on the seven Italian neo-Renaissance terrace gardens, mostly of Carrara marble executed by the Italian sculptor Romanelli. The gardens also host fountains, urns, stairways, guarding lions, marble paths, and other decorative pieces.
This beautiful nineteenth-century palace is located on a steep hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria, Germany was commissioned by Ludwig II as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner (a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas). In the nineteenth century, many castles were constructed or reconstructed, often with significant changes to make them more picturesque. The building design was drafted by the stage designer Christian Jank and realized by the architect Eduard Riedel. The foundation stone for the palace was laid on September 5, 1869. The castle was erected as a conventional brick construction and later encased in various types of rock. It is furnished, as you can see in this fun new puzzle, with numerous towers, ornamental turrets, gables, balconies, pinnacles and sculptures. If it looks familiar it's because it served as a model for the Sleeping Beauty Castle of Disneyland. Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe with 1.3 million visitors per year . So click the start button and let's visit it together in this new jigsaw puzzle.
Moyland Castle is a moated castle in Bedburg-Hau in the district of Kleve, one of the most important neo-Gothic buildings in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its name derives from the Dutch word Moiland which means "beautiful country".
The Castle of La Malartrie overlooks one of the most beautiful village of France, La Roque Gageac (in located the Dordogne valley). The castle was built in the XII century and it was used as a leper hospital. During the centuries it was transformed into a private residence and it is now open to the public, you can even rent it if you want to spend a couple of days in a castle.
Warmian Bishop's Castle
This new puzzle features the Warmian Bishop's castle in Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland. The town was originally an Old Prussian settlement known as Lecbarg until being conquered in 1240 by the Teutonic Knights, who named it Heilsberg. In 1306 it became the seat for the Bishopric of Warmia. Nicolaus Copernicus lived at the castle for several years, and it is believed he wrote part of his De revolutionibus orbium coelestium there.
The Chateau de Hautefort is a French castle and gardens located in the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The first owner of the estate was Guy de Lastours, around the year 1000. The Chateau experienced its most sumptuous period in the 17th century. During the French Revolution, the castle, used as a "prison for suspects" from 1793 to 1795, was saved from destruction.In 1853, Count de Choulot undertook a complete remodelling of the gardens at Hautefort at the request of the Baron de Damas, who became the owner of the Chateau .
Governor Palace in Metz
This beautiful piece of architecture is the Governor Palace in Metz (former General Kommando), built during the Metz's annexation. Metz is a city in the northeast of France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is the capital and the prefecture of both the Lorraine region and the Moselle department. The city is located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, and Luxembourg. After the defeat of France during the Franco-Prussian War and according to the Treaty of Frankfurt, the city was annexed into the German Empire, being part of the Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine and serving as capital of the German Department of Lorraine. Metz remained German until the end of World War I, when it reverted to France. However, after the Battle of France during the Second World War, the city was annexed once more by the German Third Reich.In 1944, the attack on the city by the U.S. Third Army freed the city from German rule.
Orebro Castle in Sweden
This impresive medieval castle is located in Örebro Narke, Sweden. The oldest part of the castle, a defence tower, was erected in the latter half of the 13th century and it was used to defend and control the bridge on the Svartan river (the castle lies on an island on the river). The name of Örebro comes from the small stones (called "ör" in Swedish), that the near by river transports. For the last two hundred years it has been the residence of the county governor but some parts are available to the public. Ready to visit this castle? Just press start, put it back together piece by piece and take in the view.
In this fun new jigsaw puzzle we feature Balmoral Castle - a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Balmoral has been one of the residences of the British Royal Family since 1852, when it was purchased by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. . The castle is an example of Scots Baronial architecture. The architect was William Smith of Aberdeen.
This Baroque palace is located in Troja, Prague's north-west borough. It was built for the Counts of Sternberg from 1679 to 1691 and is mostly the work of French architect Jean Baptiste Mathey. The palace was bought in 1922 by the Czechoslovakian state, which started a restoration in the seventies. Today the palace hosts the 19th century Czech art collections of the City Gallery.
The family seat of the Earl of Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is located in Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland. It's the largest castle in the northern Highlands with a total 189 rooms. Most of the present building, in the Scottish Baronial style, and the gardens were added by Sir Charles for the 2nd Duke of Sutherland. The 14th-century tower, and the 17th-century and 18th-century extensions, were kept, and survive within the current structure of the castle. If you want to visit this impressive structure you can. It is open to visitors between April and October each year. Pick a difficulty level, start the game and put the beautiful gardens and the impressive palace back together for a relaxing puzzle solving time. Have fun!
Eilean Donan Castle
In today's new puzzle we feature the castle on Eilean Donan - a small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland. The castle was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. In the early eighteenth century the Mackenzie's involvement in the Jacobite rebellions led in 1719 to the castle's destruction by government ships.The current castle is a twentieth-century reconstruction.
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