To own a Castle it's the ultimate dream for many people specially for those that can afford this one of a kind purchase. This feeling and desire it's totally understandable as such magnificent structures evoke romantic , glorious and heroic times that seem gone forever.
A Castle or a Palace are really singular properties that bring with them an intense amount of history and stories , power and domination as well as love and romance. Europe use to have tens of thousands of castles of every size and importance but nowadays there are a few thousand in the whole continent with a big number in need of deep restoration which is no surprise as this Supreme Ultra Luxury Properties of their time have been standing century after century during the last millennia or more along the Medieval Period. Its important to know that most Castles come with several acres of land attached to the property that are used as vineyards, farms, stud horses or anything else in between according to their present owners wishes or financial needs and just like in the old times.
Several brokers in europe that specialize on the marketing of this still glorious structures and prizes may go from just around $100,000 to ten or twenty million dollars or more depending on the importance and history of the property as well as the level of restoration done or required to be done.
For those adventurous souls that want to take on this path its wise to point out that many times the amount of investment needed to restore Castles can be significant larger than the prize paid for the property itself and they go along with finding the right people or companies specialized on this niche work that usually takes a long time. Also, due to their historic importance they normally require special and tedious permits from the cities or other government related agencies where they are located so making them fully compatible with 21st Century living standards ( elctricity, plumbing, etc ) its always a challenge and that's why fully restored Castles command a big price difference compared with their all original counterparts.
Castle owners that don't use the property as a private residence full time usually set the castles as Museums open to the public with most of their original charm brightened and/or offer the place as avenue for different kind of social events which helps covering expenses that the property demand or bring profit.