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...continued from page 38FranceChamps-sur-MarneChâteau de Champs-sur- Mer77420 CSM Tel:+33 (0) 1 60 05 24 43 Web: www.monuments- Reopened spring 2013, 18 km to the East of Paris 18C jewel of classical architecture complete with rococo decor and rich furniture which brings back to life the refined setting of Enlightenment-era pleasure palaces .Its grounds contain an 85-hectare park, with an odd combination French formal gardens, and the more rambling English gardenChantillyChâteau de Chantilly/ Musée CondéTel:	+ 33 (0) 3 44 62 62 62 Fax:	+ 33 (0) 3 44 62 32 Web:	www. Em: reservations@ The Château de Chantilly stands since the Middle Ages in the heart of a huge forest near Paris, The Château has one of the finest Museums of historical paintings in France, and a library well stocked with rare and precious books and manuscripts. It is set in beautiful parks and gardens with a snake and ladders’ gameFontainbleauChateau FontainebleauGroup reservations Tel:	+33 (0) Em: contact.chateau-de- A symbol of Renaissance style, 34 sovereigns lived and hunted here. In the 16th Century the best renovated the royal palace for Francois 1. Superb collection of paintings and furniture.Loire ValleyChenonceauTel:	+33 (0)2 47 23 90 07 owes a large part of its charm to women: it was built in 1513, then made even more attractive by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, and saved from the rigours of the French Revolution by Mrs Dupin. Excellent furnishings, masterpieces and beautiful gardensRoyal Chateau AmboiseTel:	+33 02 47 57 00 98 A favourite of French kings during the 15th and 16th centuries and regularly visited byLeonardo da Vinci, who was buried close by. Home to King Henri II and his wife, Catherine de Medici, along with Mary Stuart, the child Queen of Scotland.GermanyBaden-WürttembergHeidelberg CastleHeidelberg, Tel:	+49 6221 538431 bookingsFax:	+49 6221 538430 Web: www.schloss-heidelberg. de Picturesque 14th - 17th Century castle, partly rebuilt in baroque style after being destroyed by Louis X1V’s armies in 1689. Situated next to the Neckar, it is the symbol of the City of Heidelberg. Guided tours on reservationHohenzollern Castle72379 Burg Hohenzollern Tel: +49(0)7471-2428 Email:info@burg-hohenzollern. com Web:www.burg-hohenzollern. comMajestically and picturesque located. One of the most famous castles in Europe. Home of counts, kings and emperors.The family history dates back to the 11th century. Daily guided tours are offered in German and English. Other languagesor for groups on request. The castle’s restaurant offers regional specialties also for groups.Hohenzollern CastleBerlin-BrandenburgPrussian Palaces and Gardens FoundationTel:	+49 331 96 94 200 Em: More than 30 palaces and gardens invite visitors to travel back in time into the brilliant era of the Prussian kings and queensBavariaHohenschwangau CastleClose to Füssen Tel:	+49 (0) 83 62 - 93 08 30 Web: The roots of the Castle go back to the 12th century. Reconstructed by the father of King Ludwig II of Bavaria between 1832 - 1836. King Ludwig himself spent most of his life in Hohenschwangau. Located opposite the world famous castle Neuschwanstein. Information and tickets – go to www.hohenschwangau.deHohenschwangau CastleNeuschwanstein CastleHohenschwangau, Tel:	+49 (0)8362 939880 Tours Tel: +49 (0)8362 930830 Web:	www.neuschwanstein. com Ludwig II’s fairy tale castle. Paintings depicting German legends, lives of kings, saints and troubadours. Guided tours on reservationLower SaxonyNiedersachsenSchloss HämelschenburgD-31860 Emmerthal/ Hämelschenburg Tel:	+49 (0) 5155 – 951690 Fax:	+49 (0)5155 951691 Em: kontakt@schloss- Web: www.schloss- On the Fairy Tale Road near Hameln, this exquisite 16th Castle also offers the visitor wonderful grounds, church,mill and former farm buildings which now house café, museum shop and artists workshops. The Baroness is available for English Group tours of the castle and art collectionsSchloss HämelschenburgMarienburg CastleD-30982 Pattensen Tel:	+49 (0) 5069 / 407 Fax:	+49 (0) 5069 / 804318 Em: office@schlossmarienburg. com Web: www.schloss-marienburg. com Situated 20 km south of Hanover, Marienburg Castle is one of the most important neo-Gothical historical buildings in Germany. Visit the former summer residence of the Guelphs and beenchanted by a fairy tale life in a castleRhineland PalatinateMarksburg CastleBraubach Tel:	+49 (0) 26 27/206 Web: Dating from 1231, this is the only undamaged mountainside castle on the Rhine. The furnishings provide a true picture of life in a medieval castleMarksburg CastleEltz Castle56294 Wierschem Tel:	+49 2672 9 50500 Fax:	+49 2672 9 505050 Em: Web: Medieval fairytale castle, depicted on the former DM500 banknote, is located on the Elz river in the Moselle area. Home to the Lords and Counts of Eltz for the last 850 years. Guided toursEltz CastleVisit the legendary Colditz Castle and enjoy the experienceAll year - tours of the castle including the museum, the chapel, the French tunnel, and the former VIP-prisoner’s quartersGesellschaft Schloss Colditz e. V. Schlossgasse 1 04680 ColditzSCHLOSS COLDITZTäglich geöffnetTel.:+49 34381 43777 +49 34381 469092 Fax: +49 34381 43788Internet: e-mail: info@gesellschaft-schloss-colditz.comcontinued on page 40...You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at, Manor Houses, Chateaux and Palaces

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