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Old August 17th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #1
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Castles & Fortresses

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Old August 17th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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Some german ones

Schloss Neuschwanstein


Burg Hohenzollern


Burg Eltz


Burg Stolzenfels


Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Old August 17th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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Edinburgh Castle
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Old August 17th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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Old August 17th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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The German ones are unbeatable at this kind of structures!

So LOTR-esque...
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Old August 18th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #6
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Malbork Castle in Poland

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Old August 18th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #7
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Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland









Dunluce Castle is mentioned in the fourteenth century as one of the properties of de Burgo or de Burgh in the Earldom of Ulster, it is believed to have been built by Richard de Burgh or one of his chief followers in the thirteenth century.

In 1639, while the second Earl and his Countess were here, part of the castle including the kitchens fell into the sea; seven cooks went with the kitchens but an itinerant cobbler was said to have survived in a corner of the vanished room. The 1641 rebellion saw the castle sieiged by an Irish army and the surrounding village burnt, the castle held out under the command of a Captain Digsby and was relieved by the Earl. Most of the Scottish settlers and merchants escaped to Scotland before the village was destroyed. General Munro arrived here in 1642 with a large army, some thousand foot soldiers, two troops of cavalry and field guns - he is said to have arrested and imprisoned the Earl in Carrickfergus, ransacked Dunluce and other castle belonging to the Earl as well as burning Glenarm.. The Earl re-occupied Dunluce Castle after 1666 and lived there until his death in 1683. Oliver Plunkett, the Archbishop of Armagh who had at the time been recently canonized, was a visitor during this period and described it as a 'palace washed on all sides by the sea'.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #8
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the pic of Burg hohenzollern looks wonderful, this castle is one of my favourites in germany after neuschwanstein.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #9
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German all the way ;-)
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #10
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yes . i think the best castles are standing in germany.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #11
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Burg Eltz is similar to Segovia`s alcazar

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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #12
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Ulster, I can't believe that you posted Dunluce over Carrickfergus, especially given the much more colourful history of Carrickfergus, and that it's largely, fully intact.

Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland



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Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland

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Old August 19th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #13
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Old August 19th, 2006, 08:47 AM   #14
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A few from Denmark

Christiansborg Castle - Home of the Danish Paliament





Vallø Castle


Egeskov Castle


Kronborg Castle in Elsinore ( known from Hamlet )


Frederiksborg Castle


Rosenborg Castle


I could post tons of these Danish renaissance/baroque castles, but they all look the same, so to finish off I'll give you The ruins of Hammershus from 1255

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It was actually looking pretty good until 1743 when the locals started to use the castleground as a quarry and an almost endless supply of rocks and bricks


Oh and btw I love those German ones
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #15
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Medieval Castles of Finland

Hämeen linna - The Castle of Häme, located in the city of Hämeenlinna. Built in 13th - 14th centuries.


Olavinlinna - St. Olaf's Castle, located in the city of Savonlinna. Built in 15th century. The world's most northern medieval stone castle. Nowadays the castle forms a spectacular stage for the Savonlinna Opera Festival, held annually in the summer.


Turun linna - Turku Castle, located in the city of Turku. Dating from the 1280s.


Kastelholman linna - Kastelholm Castle, located in the municipality of Sund. The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1388.


Suomenlinna fortress
Located in Helsinki. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. Built in 18th century.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #16
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Some more from Germany

Burg Cochem




Castle Dyck




Castle Anholt in Isselburg




Castle Moyland near Kalkar




Castle Stolberg




Castle Gudenau in Wachtberg-Villip




Castle Kühlseggen near Weilerswist




Castle Thurandt in Alken




Castle Oberburg in Manderscheid




Castle Bladenhorst in Castrop-Rauxel




Castle Lichtenstein

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Old August 21st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #17
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Some examples of fortresses in France...

Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg in Alsace:



Castle of Pierrefonds (near Paris):





The fortified city of Carcassonne:




The Cathar Castle of Queribus (south of France):



The Cathar Castle of Peyrepertuse (south of France)



The Fortress of Salses (near Perpignan):





Beynac et Cazenac (Dordogne):

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More pictures of Neuschwanstein...




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Gotta love Carcassonne! Incredible..
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 01:40 AM   #20
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Medieval Castles of Spain

Alcazar of Segovia



Alcazar of Toledo



Alcazar of Seville



Alhambra



Castle Coca




Belmonte Castle




Almansa Castle



Loarre Castle


Molina Castle


Mota Castle


Mombeltran Castle


Ponferrada Castle this was the troll castle in the movie Willow




Valencia Castle


Almodovar del Rio Castle



Montealegre Castle



Velez Blanco Castle



Calahorra Castle


Guadumar Castle



Manzanares el Real Castle




Penafiel Castle the ship




Trujillo Castle



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