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Re: Greatest castles

Postby Legoorci » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:10 am

I'd say that Germany, Austria and France have the greatest castles.
I've been to england an the castle...was more like a palace...

I've visited just one French castle and...uhh In Germany and Austria I visited:
Burg Waldeck, Burg Lichtenstein, Hohenzollern Burg, Burg Teck, Zitadelle Spandau, Burg Hohenneufen, Burg Landsberg, Burg Hochosterwitz, Schloss Tübingen, Schloss Heidelberg! The german word Burg means castle, Schloss means sth like palace, Zitadelle means citadel.

And my favourit is the Austrian castle Hochosterwitz! It has got 12 or 14 gates (ohh no, I forgot :mad: ), it is on a hill and it's huge! The interior contains very many weapons and armours. The castle got never occupied!

And I've seen very many other castles and palaces and ruins from far.
You can see my MoCs on my Flickr Account and you can see them also on my Blog where you also can read the stories behind the MoCs...but in german.
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Re: Greatest castles

Postby lord_pappadhum » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:05 pm

Don't forget the Teutons - Even though I visited a lot of castles around the world, Malbork in Poland is one of the best I saw!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malbork_Castle

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Also, I someone passes from 'round here, fake castles can be quite fun:

http://www.borgomedioevaletorino.it/nuo ... php?lang=1
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Re: Greatest castles

Postby gormadoc1 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:18 pm

Not being biased to others, but I think England has some of the greatest castles, with styles to compete with a majority of European castles, I should say of those in the British Isles influenced by the English too like Harlech.
I find French Castles intereting too, yet the English castles carry a similar design and flare, but with rugid battled hardened walls.
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Re: Greatest castles

Postby Thoriun » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:45 am

Hi

I understand that there must be a few portuguese users in this forum, but i would like to introduce the portuguese castles mainly because they are mostly from the IX to the XIII century and unlike most french and german castles still retain the original design.

My two favorites are Castelo de Guimarães and Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira. Monte-o-Mor o Velho has a huge castle. Palacio da Pena is in the same style as most french and german castles.

some of them can be found in here: http://www.360portugal.com/Menu_Castelos/index.html
other can be found here: http://castelosdeportugal.no.sapo.pt/
and here: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:List ... e_Portugal

i'm afraid that the sites are in portuguese, but it will give you folks the general idea of portuguese medieval fortifications.

hope you like it

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Re: Greatest castles

Postby J_MAN » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:03 am

I think the greatest castles are Lego castles! :wink:
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Re: Greatest castles

Postby subix » Fri May 13, 2011 12:08 pm

I belive there are a lot of interesting, beautiful, good fortyfied, spooky/romantic history castels on the world. Everyone can find it's favor amog them.
As I live in Slovenia, I like ours.
Link to see many (just click on names on the map): http://www.burger.si/SLOGradovi_eng.html
My favorit is Predjama castle http://www.burger.si/Predjama/Predjama.html On this form it is build in three different scales.

And for me the most eye catching castle: http://ampico.blogspot.com/2009/07/swallows-nest-lastochkino-gnizdo-the.html

10 best castles(not by me): http://www.oddee.com/item_96663.aspx

I keep searching for better ones...
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