I am sure that anyone who knows anything about Germany knows that it is famous for its castles. I'm not sure how many there are exactly, but I know there are more than two hundred. Anyways as I was driving along the River Rhine I passed several of them. Throughout history, castles were built along the river so that the families in the castle could tax any ships sailing down the Rhine. Some of these castles are barely standing ruins. Others are functioning hotels and restaurants. Nevertheless here are some pictures from castles that I saw during the drive.