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Do you have some favorite medieval castles?





wiureczka
Do you have some favorite medieval castles? Share them here Smile

I like medieval castles of the early Gothic period of the Polish region of Pomerania. My favorites are:

Malbork Castle - the seat of the Teutonic state. Later it became the property of Polish kings. It is one of the most imposing defensive structures in the world, a unique monument of the class of zero. Built at the end of XIII century on the right bank of the Vistula rozwidlonej - - Nogat, stronghold became the seat of great masters. It covers an area of 21 hectares and is surrounded by high and thick walls. It was a powerful fortress so that the state capital of the Teutonic Knights moved from Venice to Malbork it.
(photo : http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/LPIPOD/BN16_8~Teutonic-castle-of-Malbork-at-sunset-Malbork-Poland-Posters.jpg)


Castle Pomezanian chapter in Kwidzyn (Photos and history - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwidzyn unfortunally there no good pictures of this castles in Internet )

The building modeled on the Teutonic Knights' castles. Krużgankowym with four internal courtyard. The corners are accented square towers, with the exception of north-eastern corner., Where the main tower stands high, which is also a cathedral bell. The west elevation dostawione is the largest state in the Teutonic gdanisko, coupled with a lock porch supported by a high 5 arcades. On the north tower is studzienna two arcades connected with the castle, so called. gdanisko small. The castle was built around 1322, was completed in the second half of the fourteenth century the south and west wings were demolished at the end of the eighteenth century, has since remodeled the interior for several offices, and in the years 1855-1875 the building was reconstructed. Currently the museum is located here.


Castle in Olsztyn Warmia Chapter

The castle was built between 1346-1353, consisted of one wing of the north-eastern side of the court czworokątnego. Coming to the castle, surrounded by walls and belt resulted from the moat Łyny bridge zwodzonym. South-west wing of the castle was built in the fifteenth century. Tower on the mid-fourteenth century, situated in the western corner of the courtyard, rebuilt in the early sixteenth century, giving it a round shape on the square and a height of 40 m. At the same time, the castle ramparts raised to a height of 12 meters are supplemented by a second belt, the lower walls, reinforced towers. The castle walls partially combined with city walls, which became a castle as if a powerful bastion tip out of the city and to protect access to it.

http://www.szlak.zamkigotyckie.org.pl/olsztyn-ang.htm
AmparitoRoca
Hello!! Here in spain there is a medieval castle in each village and city... but all of them are broken or lost... In Caen (France) there is a castle that is so nice. I've been there and it's very big. Caen is a city that has mixed old constructions with modern sistems, like the tram... It's a grat city Wink
Kopernikus
Do ruins count, too? Wink

I like the fake castle of Kreuzenstein in Lower Austria.

Of the real castles, one of my favourites is Edinburgh, definitely.
Klaw 2
I got two favourite castels one is the one in Malbork. (See above)

The other is a castle in luxembourg it's called Vianden
I like it very much it's a state owned museum now it is being rebuilt bit by bit i think they have finished building it by now I want to go there again when it's completely finished.
Auctus
http://images.google.com/images?q=neuschwanstein

Disney based the Cinderella's castle on that.
Roflcopter
wiureczka wrote:
Do you have some favorite medieval castles? Share them here Smile

I like medieval castles of the early Gothic period of the Polish region of Pomerania. My favorites are:

Malbork Castle - the seat of the Teutonic state. Later it became the property of Polish kings. It is one of the most imposing defensive structures in the world, a unique monument of the class of zero. Built at the end of XIII century on the right bank of the Vistula rozwidlonej - - Nogat, stronghold became the seat of great masters. It covers an area of 21 hectares and is surrounded by high and thick walls. It was a powerful fortress so that the state capital of the Teutonic Knights moved from Venice to Malbork it.
(photo : http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/LPIPOD/BN16_8~Teutonic-castle-of-Malbork-at-sunset-Malbork-Poland-Posters.jpg)


Castle Pomezanian chapter in Kwidzyn (Photos and history - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwidzyn unfortunally there no good pictures of this castles in Internet )

The building modeled on the Teutonic Knights' castles. Krużgankowym with four internal courtyard. The corners are accented square towers, with the exception of north-eastern corner., Where the main tower stands high, which is also a cathedral bell. The west elevation dostawione is the largest state in the Teutonic gdanisko, coupled with a lock porch supported by a high 5 arcades. On the north tower is studzienna two arcades connected with the castle, so called. gdanisko small. The castle was built around 1322, was completed in the second half of the fourteenth century the south and west wings were demolished at the end of the eighteenth century, has since remodeled the interior for several offices, and in the years 1855-1875 the building was reconstructed. Currently the museum is located here.


Castle in Olsztyn Warmia Chapter

The castle was built between 1346-1353, consisted of one wing of the north-eastern side of the court czworokątnego. Coming to the castle, surrounded by walls and belt resulted from the moat Łyny bridge zwodzonym. South-west wing of the castle was built in the fifteenth century. Tower on the mid-fourteenth century, situated in the western corner of the courtyard, rebuilt in the early sixteenth century, giving it a round shape on the square and a height of 40 m. At the same time, the castle ramparts raised to a height of 12 meters are supplemented by a second belt, the lower walls, reinforced towers. The castle walls partially combined with city walls, which became a castle as if a powerful bastion tip out of the city and to protect access to it.

http://www.szlak.zamkigotyckie.org.pl/olsztyn-ang.htm


woah thats nice! Surprised
sigT
The palace of Popes in the French town of Avignon is a grand one. If I remember correctly, it is one of the Unesco world heritage sites. It is a fortified palace, tall and spacious. Popes used to rule from this palace before Rome became the capital of Catholicism. If you go to Avignon, you may also visit the famous Avignon bridge that dates back to Roman empire. There is a castle tower on the other side of the river there (Rhτne), in a village called Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Ironically, that tower was built not by Popes but a French king to defend his territory from papal forces.

The Edinburgh Castle is one of the most spectacular castles:



It is well maintained by Historic Scotland and is a site for various educational historic events.

Many other Scottish castles are worthwhile visiting!
anakin_skyrunner
My favourite castle is this one:


Hohensalzburg Castle

I can look at it every day and it's simply astonishing... Imagine that parts of this have been up that hill for nearly a thousand years!
I was a little bit surprised but there actually exits an English Wikipedia entry for this castle: Wikipedia - Hohensalzburg Castle
There are more and nicer pictures in the German entry however.

And another castle of the region is this one:

Burg Hohenwerfen

Pretty cool building as well.
Wikipedia - Burg Hohenwerfen
sigT
anakin_skyrunner wrote:
My favourite castle is this one:

Cool!

It's a bit off topic, but since I saw Wolfram|Alpha advertised in your signature, I decided to challenge it with the query "Hohensalzburg Castle". Not surprisingly, W|A has no idea about the castle. Wink
ajitha999
It's a bit off topic, but since I saw Wolfram|Alpha advertised in your signature, I decided to challenge it with the query "Hohensalzburg Castle". Not surprisingly, W|A has no idea about the castle. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
ronbarak
Mine is Nimrod Fortress (Kalat Namrud) on the lower slopes of Mt. Hermon. http://www.travelmania.com/gallery/photos/11/63.aspx
See http://www.sitesandphotos.com/catalog/parent-156619.html
and http://www.google.com/search?q=Nimrod+Fortress
pravojednostavno
Neuschwanstein Schloss or New Swanstone Castle in Bavaria/ Germany is one of my favourites.
LxGoodies
My favorite castle here is the Barbarossa Ruin in Nijmegen, which dates back to the 12th century (ca 1155)

Part of the south wall and chapel are preserved. Acoustics of it are great Very Happy



Bigger picture:

http://straatkaart.nl/6511RT-Hoogstraat/media_fotos/valkhof-burcht-september-2006-J9Q/

By the way, most of the castles mensioned above are post-medieval. Tip,

http://www.topkastelen.nl/index.php?Language=nl

A very famous Dutch castle is Muiderslot (13th). Another castle still complete, which dates from the 14th century is Slot Loevestein, I love the surroundings,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollandfotograaf/6818376188/
betfunder
I live near a castle, lot of cultural shows here!
Kapellhagen
Medieval castles in my home country (Finlad) are only a few, but kastelholm is especially worth paying a visit. The village landscapes around it are also classified as national cultural heritage. Me too find the ruined ones most exciting......

http://www.visitaland.com/en/services/kastelholms-slott/
KurtAlden
We have loads of fantastic castles here in the UK. One of my favorites is Bodiam Castle, a well preserved castle with a wide moat, it's superbly picturesque. Another is Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the location is stunning and, even though there's not a lot left, it's very atmospheric.

Tintagel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintagel_Castle
Bodiam - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodiam_Castle
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