Castles were always one of my favorite subjects growing up.
My father was stationed in Germany during my grade school years, so we got to see Neuschwanstein, fortresses overlooking the Rhine River and strongholds scattered across Europe as well as as some lesser-known bastions.

So I was delighted when I stumbled across this entry  on the MyReadingMapped blog. The author pinpointed a number of famous castles on Google maps. Most of the locations have photos, and the really cool thing is zooming in close for a bird’s-eye view thanks to satellite photos of the areas.