By Patti McCracken
The Road of Castles, or Schloesserstrasse, connects 18 notable castles in Burgenland and the neighboring state of Styria. Bernstein, above, was once the home of Count László Almásy, the explorer who inspired the book The English Patient. The Almásy family still lives there and runs part of the homestead as a hotel. From $187. 43/(0) 3354-6382, burgbernstein.at
This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.