G is for German Water Castles
My current WIP is a romantic suspense with Gothic elements set in a German water castle. I have been fascinated with these castles since I was a young girl living in northern Germany. We lived near Munster, sometimes called The Land of 100 Moated Castles. The land is marshy bogland. I used to traipse around with my friend Gustel in muck and mud that called up images of Sherlock Holmes’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, so it’s a wonderful place to set a novel.
A water castle is simply a castle surrounded by water. There are brightly colored water castles and dark, medieval water castles. I love them all, but am going to set mine in a dark medieval, of course. So today I’m posting a few pictures of Burg Lehenich…a little inspiration for my Monday.
Construction began in the 14th century.
This next one sparks all kinds of fun images for my novel....yep, I'm inspired already!
Have a wonderful Monday!