Hofburg - Vienna's Imperial Palace The Hofburg, originally a medieval castle, was extended to a magnificent residence when the Habsburg's power increased. Today, you can find almost any architectural style there, from gothic to art nouveau. This enormous complex is home to offices of the Austrian President, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (National Library), Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury), Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Ethnography).
Neuschwanstein Castle, perched on a rugged hill in front of the Alpine foothills near Füssen, in southwest Bavaria, Germany, viewed on July 31, 2007. Neuschwanstein was commissioned by Bavaria's King Ludwig II and designed by Christian Jank, a stage designer from Munich. Construction began in 1869, but it was only partially completed, with 185 interior rooms of a planned 200 left unfinished.