By the Engel & Völkers Team
Bloomberg recently sat down with our in-house castle expert Christoph von Schenck, Engel & Völkers’ Head of Castles & Manor Houses, to make use of the knowledge he’s amassed in his life’s work. In his interview, he shares details on why castle owners part with their palatial homes, the fortunate buyers who get to scoop up their gems, what today’s castle market looks like across Europe and what it would take for you to own a century-old chateau. Christoph also shares where his ideal castle would be (even though he’s already the proud owner of one) because castle experts can dream a little, too.
With modernity’s end to widespread European monarchies came the availability of palaces and fortresses across the continent. Especially if you’re part of the global super-rich, we’ve got just the chateau for you to make your childhood dreams come true. Here a few castles on the market, currently listed by Engel & Völkers.
1. Schloss Bärenklau, Brandenburg, Germany
2. Palace at Quinta de São Sebastião, Lisbon, Portugal
3. Garath Castle, Düsseldorf, Germany, 13th century