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Episode 1: My Castle is My Home

Even people in the Middle Ages liked to cultivate the myths and legends associated with castles. And these myths have survived until today. But beyond the popular beliefs, there are some astonishing facts to be discovered about these medieval buildings. For example, did you know that for many years castles were built of wood? Or that Windsor Castle initially only had a single tower? And that one of Germany’s most frequently visited castles is still family-owned? “My Castle is My Home” offers an entertaining look at everyday life in medieval castles. From their construction and financial and technical challenges – such keeping the draughty interiors warm – to the social highlights of the banquets and festivities that brought splendour into the castles, especially in the late Middle Ages.