It's not quite medieval life but I have a question regarding castles
Nothing is set in stone yet but there's a chance that my wife and I might be in Europe for a few weeks over Christmas and I thought I'd get some ideas for which castles are worth visiting (if they're open through winter).
We have come up with a rough idea of an itinery which possibly puts us travelling through Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France and possibly Holland and Belgium. The main driver for the trip was a friend wanting to have a white Christmas in the alps and then go on a driving trip down through Provence. We were hoping that we can stick on a week either side and check out a few other regions while we're in the neighbourhood.
Neuschwanstein Castle is at the top of the list (assuming it's open) and possibly Palace of Versailles. I'd love to get to Castle Mont St Michel
but I'm not sure how close we'll be. We were hoping to get to a couple of WW1 and WW2 sites up north so maybe? I can't remember what it was called but I saw a model or at least a footing of a castle (you walk around the base of it on a boardwalk) while I was in Musée du Louvre (I think) - I know that's a really helpful description I'm also keen on getting to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg.
Anyway, if anyone as some suggestions, I'd appreciate it. Any cathedral ideas would be neat too.