“Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . .” 

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal


The Middle Rhine Valley is a World Heritage Site because of its amazing castles! It has all kinds. For the Seven Kingdoms series, I chose a tollbooth castle, a fortress, a fort with tunnels, a fairy tale garden, a cloaking wall, a castle with ravens, and a hidden castle.

Here are handy links for mini-tours for:

Or plan your armchair travel with the selected tours below:
Cartoon drawing of the Seven Kingdoms with locations on Rhine and Mosel Rivers marked by colored towers
A very simple color-coded map of the castles in the Seven Kingdoms: The Seven Kingdoms: Cochem, Marigold, Magenta, Indigo, Saffron, Rose, and Blackfly. All on the Rhine (brown) and Mosel (blue) Rivers. ©Laurel Decher, 2020.