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Gediminas Castle, Vilnius

Gediminas Castle, Vilnius

Gediminas Castle is an important state and historic symbol of Vilnius and Lithuania: it is depicted on the national currency, the Litas, and mentioned in numerous Lithuanian patriotic poems and folk songs.
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Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today. Info provided by McMaster: Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with the Neris Rive...
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Kisimul Castle, Barra

Kisimul Castle, Barra

At almost 1000 years old, Kisimul is one of the oldest castles in europe, and has never fallen to an enemy.
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Castle Hambach

Castle Hambach

Location where Germanys way to democracy began with the Hambacher Fest in 1832.

http://www.hambacher-schloss.de/html_en/
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Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle dates from the 11th century, when a fort was built on the remains of prehistoric settlements.
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Fort Mifflin - The Fort That Saved America

Fort Mifflin - The Fort That Saved America

After Washington's defeat at Brandywine in 1777, a force of 20,000 British and Hessian troops marched into Philadelphia, led by General William Howe. With the Colonial Army weakened, Howe could have attacked them west of the city and wiped them out -- probably defeating the Revolution -- but his own forces had run short of supplies. The supplies were waiting on the Delaware on a fleet of ships....
Rating of 304/30/2006387Google Earth Logo
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Castle Island - Fort Independence

Castle Island - Fort Independence

"Castle Island" is a 22 acre (89,000 m²) major recreation site located in South Boston on Boston Harbor, owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. First named Fort William by the British, it was renamed Fort Independence by Americans in 1779 and is one of the oldest fortified sites in British North America. Long recognized for its stategic location, the fort helped p...
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Baba Vida Castle

Baba Vida Castle

The Baba Vida castle construction was initiated in the second half of the 10th century over the walls and the tower of the Roman fortress. The principal construction dates from the end of 12th century until the end of the 14th century. Together with the moat, the fortress served as the defence of the town. Today, Baba Vida is a national cultural memorial and tourist attraction. The Baba Vida ca...
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Ham House

Ham House

Ham house, an elegant house in England has a history of ghostly sights and visions...Pictures and info on the inside.
http://www.ghostclub.org.uk/ham_house.html
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Zitadelle Juelich

Zitadelle Juelich

The citadel Juelich was built for the Renaissance in the years after 1545 as a component of a ' ideal city '. It is northerly of the alps the oldest citadel. The building master was Alessandro Pasqualini.

Die Zitadelle Jülich wurde in den Jahren nach 1545 als Bestandteil einer 'idealen Stadt' der Renaissance in Jülich erbaut. Sie ist die älteste Zitadelle nördlich der Alpen. Ihr Ba...
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Castle Marienberg, Wuerzburg

Castle Marienberg, Wuerzburg

The original castle on the Marienberg, a hill which was first settled in the late Bronze Age, was probably a small fort built early in the 8th century by the Franconian-Thuringian dukes, together with a church which in 741 became the first church of the Würzburg bishops. From 1200 an unusually large castle was built, which was extended during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
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Residence Wuerzburg

Residence Wuerzburg

The former residence of the Wuerzburg prince-bishops is one of the most important baroque palaces in Europe and today it is on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list. Originally designed for Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp Franz von Schoenborn by the then young and unknown architect Balthasar Neumann, it took sixty years to complete; the shell of the palace was built from 1720 to 1744 and the inte...
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Moritzburg Castle

Moritzburg Castle

One of the most famous & beautiful castles in Saxony, Germany.
It was build as hunting lodge from 1542-1546 and later used by the Elector of Saxony Augustus II the Strong.


Wikipedia links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moritzburg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_II_of_Poland
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Coburg Fortress

Coburg Fortress

More a fortress than a castle, Veste Coburg, once one of the largest fortifications in the Holy Roman Empire, provided refuge for Martin Luther in 1530. Now known as the Crown of Franconia, its massive stone towers and bulwarks command a hilltop overlooking Coburg.
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Old Royal Palace (Riberhus) in Ribe, Denmark

Old Royal Palace (Riberhus) in Ribe, Denmark

Remains of the old royal palace (Riberhus) from the 13. century. Today only some ruins and the water moat are left. // Das frühere Konigsschloss ist heute nur ein Burgrest mit Wassergraben, Ruinen und einem Standbild von Konigin Dagmar. Riberhus ist als Burg seit der Zeit um des Jahr 1300 bekannt, die ältesten Funde stammen aber aus der Mitte des 12. Jahrhunderts.
No rating yet03/28/2006257Google Earth Logo
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Stuttgart Castle

Stuttgart Castle

This is the castle of Stuttgart.
Rating of 4.503/28/2006281Google Earth Logo
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Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen

Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen

Frederiksberg Palace was constructed in Italian Baroque between 1699 and 1738. Since 1869 the palace has been used as the base of the Danish Royal Military Academy.
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Royal Palaces

Royal Palaces

Royal palaces and residences in UK from the 11th century untill today.
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Fort Moultrie, Charleston SC

Fort Moultrie, Charleston SC

The current Fort Moltrie is the third fort at this location. It is a brick fort built in 1809. It was modernized in the 1870s, with rifled cannon and concrete bunkers. Additional modernization in the 1880s turned all of Sullivan's Island into a military complex, of which the old fort was just a part.
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Kaunas fortress

Kaunas fortress

Kaunas fortress was one of four strongest fortresses build in Russian Empire.
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Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower is a large fortified house on a hilltop between Preston and Blackburn. It was built around a medieval pele tower, which originally stood between the inner and outer courtyards of the present house. The ancestral home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest, Hoghton Tower is one of the most dramatic-looking houses in the North of England.
No rating yet03/09/2006249Google Earth Logo
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Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall lies in 2,500 acres of private parkland just 7 miles from the centre of Liverpool and between the two main access routes into the historic city. The Hall has been home to the Earls of Derby since 1385, and houses an outstanding and historically important collection of fine art. It is Liverpool's only genuine stately home, and, often referred to as Merseyside's hidden jewel
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Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall

The historic home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture making family, Leighton Hall is a stunning location. The earliest records of Leighton Hall go back 750 years to 1246, when it is known that Adam D'Avranches had a fortified manor here.
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Brielle Holland 2005

Brielle Holland 2005

old fort of brielle
Rating of 303/08/2006237Google Earth Logo
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Ennemaborgh castle overlay

Ennemaborgh castle overlay

Groningen district castle near by the town of Scheemda Photo From http://www.vanuitdelucht.nl/
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