I saw a castle in this thread on the MOC forum called "Uther's Castle."
It kinda inspired me so I went looking for other real castles like it thinking that they existed somewhere in Germany either along the Rhine or in the Alps. All I have been able to find are these Neuschwanstein-like palaces, which is not at all what I had in mind. I saw another thread on a subject like this, but still no luck. Are there castles like this out there, or am I crazy?
P.S. For all you European members I am envious. I spent two weeks in Europe looking at real castles and I am very jealous that all we Americans get are the pictures.