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Old February 24th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #621
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At least the architect was German (Karl Friedrich Schinkel)
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Yeah, right, Schinkel only was one of the most talented and influential architects of the 19th century.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #622
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Show us some photos of it then!
Lūdzu

Bauskas pils.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauska_Castle



Rundale. 5 minutes by car from Bauska.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #623
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Vilnius, Presidential Palace. This complex, with it's first incarnation in the 14th century, was again rebuild in the 19th century in Empire style. There is a park in the complex, counting half a millennium.









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Old February 24th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #624
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can ask a real silly question? what is worlds tallest castle?

Neuschwanstein?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hwanstein1.jpg
Nope. Neuschwanstein is only one of the largest in Germany. The Mannheim Residence Castle tops it by far.

On a global scale, the Forbidden City in Beijing is often quoted as the largest palace. When it comes to the largest castle in one piece, Versailles takes the pole.

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Old February 24th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #625
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Versailles is historical and very important, but when comes to talk about measures, there are some bigger palaces actually...just as an example, check Wikipedia...
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Old February 24th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #626
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Nice collection of palaces
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #627
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Sounds more like some Russian soldiers and Polish...well ... "people" grabbing what they can and destroying by that - with their little sense for beauty and heritage - their own heritage. All that between raping and land-grabbing of Germans.
Yawn...
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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #628
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can ask a real silly question? what is worlds tallest castle?
Ok I made a check, and if you really meant to know which castle is the highest in the world considering its height above sea level, well, this one seems to be a likely winner, until I'm proven wrong. It is Hohenzollern Castle, in Germany, 855 meters above sea level.

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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #629
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Unlikely.



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Old February 26th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #630
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That's a palace, not a castle.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #631
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.Rundale. 5 minutes by car from Bauska.
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Beautiful! Had no ideia such a beauty existed in Latvia!
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Old February 26th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #632
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Branicki Palace (Baroque, 1691) in Bialystok, Poland






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Impressive!
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Beautiful! Had no ideia such a beauty existed in Latvia!
Thank you!
30 minutes by car from this palace, there is another one, unfortunately without original interiors survived... The city of Jelgava (Mitava, Mittau) once was a capital of a vassal state of Courlandia, unfortunately mostly destroyed during the last war, but the palace remains (exteriors).









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Jelgava city before destruction


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Old March 3rd, 2012, 02:57 AM   #635
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Also some nice little castles in Latvia like this.

Beauty, isn't it? Stamerienas castle. There are much more, and even more impressive.
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My favorite Latvian romantic castle- Cesvaine.








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The term "Ukraine" can be found in Slavic chronicles of 12th century.
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1236-1795) & the Grand Duchy of Moscow (1283-1547) appeared only in the 13th century.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #638
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Zbarazh Castle (17th century) in Ternopil Region, Ukraine


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Some moated castles in Germany


Mespelbrunn




Klaffenbach




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Old March 4th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #640
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Ukraine

The Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle (14-17th centuries) in Khmelnitsky Region


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Akkerman Fortress (13-15th centuries) in Odessa Region


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Fortress in Sudak, Krym (Crimea)


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