05/08/2013 01:19 pm ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Europe's Most Historic Hotels

Europe's rich history is alive and well at these amazing hotels. Seeming to appear straight out of the history books, these castles, palaces and monasteries have been the host to some of our world's most interesting -- and sometimes notorious -- affairs. Pirate Queens, famous authors, scheming politicians and celebrities of days past and present have walked through these corridors -- and now you can, too, just by clicking through our slideshow.

--Kristina Fazzalaro,

Europes Most Historic Hotels