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On the Rocks: World's Cliff-Hanging Wonders

Like your views on the rocks? Check out these dramatic works of architecture, perched high on cliffs, mountains, plateaus and more. Living on the edge never looked so good.

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

On a rocky hill above the German village of Hohenschwangau stands Neuschwanstein Castle. The 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace was commissioned by the king of the German state of Bavaria Ludwig II. At an elevation of 2,620 feet, the palace offers amazing views of the Alpine foothills to the south and hilly terrain to the north.

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