European castles which you can find in popular video games!

Call of Duty, FH4, Medal of Honor, World of Tanks... what else?
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Well-preserved old buildings like castles are a great source of inspiration for many people and game developers are no exception. Read this article to learn about several castles in the heart of Europe which featured in best-selling video games.


Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Austria's 16th century (originally 11th century) Hohenwerfen castle is well known around the globe for fantastic mountain views. Located some 40 kms from Salzburg in the Alps the castle had long been the residence of Salzburg Archbishops.
After WWII the castle served as a training ground for the Austrian police force. But now it houses a museum with a great display of weapons, a restaurant and a falconry center and of course it features in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which we love so much. Remember the game's zombies map "Der Eisendrache"?


Game: Medal of Honor
The present-day Renaissance castle of Wewelsburg, in the west of Germany, was constructed in the 17th century.
Since 1934 it was occupied by the SS troops, their task was to transform it into a religious-like cult site for the Nazi officers. Such kind of notoriety made it a perfect choice for the Playstation game Medal of Honor: Underground released in 2000. Some say the mega popular Wolfenstein is also based on it.

Burg Eltz

Game: World of Tanks
This castle is in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate and it dates back to the 9th century. The castle stands on a rocky outcrop and is surrounded by the Moselle river from three sides.
Since the 12th century – that's when its core was built – it has belonged to the three branches of the same Eltz family (one of the oldest and noble families in Germany). So why not have a digitized copy of the castle on the map Himmelsdorf, part of World of Tanks played by millions around the world!
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Bamburgh Castle

Game: Forza Horizon 4
The castle is on the northeast coast of England, near the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. It is a former royal fortress. Interestingly the site was originally the location of a Celtic fort!
It may have been the capital of the kingdom of Bernicia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. It now belongs to the descendants of William George Armstrong who bought restored in 1894. The castle features in the racing game Forza Horizon 4 Open world. Just look at the pictures and make sure you can tell the difference! Photo credits: Reddit User Florinant93.
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