Trakoscan Castle - Trakoscan, Croatia

Trakoscan Castle dates from the 13th century as a defensive fortification. However, due to its location and appearance it looks more like a fairy tale castle. The castle was opened to the public in 1953 as a museum about the castle, the area and general Croatian history and a man-made lake added below. However, the grounds are now looking a little neglected, as is the building itself.