The Bucket List: ​7 of Europe's Most Stunning Palaces

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The Bucket List: ​7 of Europe's Most Stunning Palaces

Travel to just about any country in Europe and you’ll be little more than a few hours in any direction from a royal palace, stately fortresses or fairytale-like castle. Several countries, like France and Austria, have enough of these grand estates to fill several full days of your itinerary.

This week’s Bucket List brings you seven of our favorite palaces. You might not have been born into European royalty, but at these palaces you can pretend that you were for a day. Some still serve as home to their respective country’s royal families, while others remain open as museums and homages to royal life of the past, providing visitors with a piece of history you can walk through.

Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.