I came across this today "....it has been decided on the initiation of common listing the Peles Assembly, including Peles and Pelisor castles - in Prahova County - southern Romania, and three royal castles, namely Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof and Neuschwanstein of southern Germany, as the UNESCO World Heritage"
(See - http://www.actmedia.eu/2010/10/25/top+story/peles+assembly+to+be+on+unesco+world+heri tage+list,+together+with+tree+german+royal+castles+/30216
Are there any architectural experts who could comment on whether there is likely to be a plausible case for linking these sites together in a single nomination, as seems to be envisaged by the above comment?
The 3 German sites were all constructed by "Mad King Ludwig" in the second half of the 19th century in varying styles encompassing Romanesque, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Baroque and revived Rococo
The 2 Romanian sites were built (by a totally different King!) a bit later and adopted "Neo Renaissance" and even "Art Nouveau" styles.
I guess they all represent revivalist styles as adopted by central European monarchs in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Wiki notes, in its entry for Peles castle, - "By form and function, Peleş is truly a palace but affectionately and consistently called a castle instead, by all. Its architectural style is a Neo Renaissance of romantic inspiration that can find a correspondent in 19th century ideals with the monumental Gothic Revival of Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria ironically called a castle as well."
So it certainly sees a "correspondence" across those 2 sites.
Neuschwanstein's absence even from Germany's T List could be regarded as a bit of surprise for such a famous and even iconic building. There are certainly already plenty of inscribed European palaces but perhaps there is a bit of a gap in the list for the later manifestations of these? One might think that Romania needs the German examples more than they need the Romanian!