Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany

A visit to the sumptuously lavish Ehrenburg Palace in Coburg, Germany, home to the duchy of Duke Ernst I and progeny. It's been restored to its original splendor, including real gold leaf and handmade plaster figures in almost every room.

Bavaria’s Blutenburg Castle West of Munich, Germany

Munich's Blutenburg Castle has a long, rich history, but today's iteration is definitely worth a visit. It houses the International Youth Museum, possesses a masterpiece of a gothic chapel, and is a wonderful place to catch some rays or grab a cake and coffee.

Westminster University Building, Denver, Colorado

The Red Castle or Westminster Castle is a beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture dating from the mid-1800s. Home of a university and even chickens, this building stands today as the location of KPOF studios, the longest-running, continuous licensed radio station in Colorado.