Bojnice, in Central Slovakia, is best known for its beautiful castle. Originally a moated wooden fortress built in the 12th century, its wood was replaced with stone by the late 13th century. Later renovations in the early 16th century gave the castle a Renaissance look and two more wings, and in the 17th century, the Hungarian noble family, Palffy, had it reworked in the baroque style. The last Count Palffy to own the castle hired Austrian architects in 1888 to further modify the castle into a Bavarian-style castle that bears a resemblance to Disney’s Fantasyland castle.
PUBLISHED: July 23, 2013