I had planned on visiting this palace from the day we left India. There is something about this place which gives me the chills and excitement as it was so old. All the old palaces and forts in India have a scary and a creepy story behind them. A palace this old will also have a story behind it. That gave me the adrenaline rush to visit this place.
This palace was surrendered to the Germans during the World War 2. So there is also a German touch to this palace. My wife is very much interested in the architecture and the designs of the castle. She had a gala time in this castle as she was really excited to visit this place. The paintings, the hallways, the pillars, the carpets, the designs on the walls, the weaponry of those times, collection of gold antiques and stones, the sculptures and many more amazing things dazzled us and kept us attentive and interested like small kids!
The castle is open to public till 21.00 hours. This magnificent building is now used as a dinner hall for various foreign dignitaries. I was delighted to see this palace in the night as it is fully covered in lights. It felt magical! This castle is also used as a military ground and it is very amusing to see the Norwegian soldiers practice their drills.
As me and my wife were wandering around this beauty, we read in one of the boards that this palace was once a prison. I had always wanted to walk in such a glorious hallway and see the paintings of the great artists. I felt my dream came true! My wife had such a wonderful time in the castle that she didn’t want to leave! Nor did I!