Horror and mystery fans will love a trip to Frankenstein Castle. Some of the 750-year-old walls have started crumbling down and turned parts of the myth-enshrouded hilltop castle to ruins. Stories tell of witch cults, ghosts, and a mad alchemist who lived in the castle over the past centuries. The English novelist, Mary Shelley, visited the region around Darmstadt in 1814. Her trip to the castle is said to have inspired gothic novel Frankenstein, which was published two years later.
Burg Frankenstein, Mühltal, Germany, +49 6151 501501