I have four pictures taken during WWII but one of them isn't so great, although it does seem to show a tall tower within the building somewhere (added this pic--view from hill in back of castle). My Dad took these pics somewhere in Europe, perhaps France, Czechslovakia, Belgium or Germany. He's nearly 93 and can't remember where it was. A name and location would be nice. It looks kind of cool, but the pictures are so close up that it's hard to tell the overall look of the place. Perhaps that oddly-roofed turret tower may help.

turret wall wall ivy castle from hill in rear enhanced BG pic #1

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    No need to say that no search engine helps here ... :( May 1, 2018 at 10:19
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    No, Matt, I've tried a bit. But I recently received lots of info about the "route" he may have taken while he was in Europe, so maybe some long days searching each town might find something. But I'm in the middle of another project right now. And thanks for looking/trying.
    – droonfang
    May 2, 2018 at 12:58
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    Why not edit your comments into the question so people see the whole thing? You could also edit the title to attract people who might know those areas.
    – mdewey
    May 5, 2018 at 15:48
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    If you look to the right of the turret in photo 1, a little past the center of the photo, you can see trees. I think photo 4 may have been taken where those trees are (not that this helps in finding out where it is). As for the other turret, yes, I think it may be a steeple or bell tower. Looking at the full sized scans reveals quite a bit of detail. If you have a photo editor, you might play with brightness/contrast to see if there is helpful detail hiding. May 10, 2018 at 15:10
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    Does anyone still have the negatives? It might be possible to recognise something before or after and narrow down the area to be searched. May 11, 2018 at 18:38

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This really may be it. Schloss Mainberg in Schonungen, Germany (not Schweinfurt, I guess?). And all purely by accident that it was probably taken in the same place the pics were developed! Note faint red circles around turret dome and steeple. Glad I stopped looking in France. Don't miss this either-just found it-if you'd like to see more. http://s60.photobucket.com/user/mordfilm/slideshow/Schloss%20Mainberg And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IRoidJzNk0

with tower outlined steeple outlined

  • This link may be of interest to some "travelers" as this site is a travel site. And is a bit of an addition to this post and answer as well. I think she posts other things to see in Germany as well. maria-shipley.de/mainberg-castle/…
    – droonfang
    Jun 2, 2018 at 12:45
  • Confirmed by castle historian. My Dad's photos are indeed of Mainberg castle!
    – droonfang
    Jun 14, 2018 at 9:31

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