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|On August 28, 1988, in one of the world's worst airshow disasters, three jets from the Italian Air Force display team, Frecce Tricolori, collided in mid-air and one crashed into the crowd during an airshow at Ramstein Air Base near Ramstein, Germany. Sixty seven spectators (as well as all three pilots) were killed and hundreds injured in the resulting explosion.|
The disaster resu...
|"Blue Tail Flies" are part of the 86th AW at Ramstein AB, Germany; belongs to the 3rd Air Force. They've been flying C-130s since October 1966 after being activated at Langley AFB, VA under the 316th TCW. In October 1975 they moved to Pope AFB, NC assigned to the 317 TAW. In October 1977, the 37th moved to Rhein-Main AB, GE and the 435th TAW. In 1994, they transferred to their present home at R...||10/01/2007||517|
|Ortenbourg Castle lies west of the village of Scherwiller in the Bas-Rhin province in France. This area is also known as the Northern Alsace or the Middle Vosges.|
The silhouette of Ortenbourg Castle rises up at the entrance of the Liepvre valley, at the end of a granite peak of the Rittersberg mountain (443 meters high). The well known Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle can easily be seen...
|The Castle Neideck was first mentioned in 1219|
It was one of the biggest German castle complexes in that time.
On September the 14th in 1347, the lord of the castle, Konrad von Schluesselberg, was killed by an enemy and teh castle was destoyed
Today it is one of the most familiar emblems of the Frankonian Switzerland
|Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.|
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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...
|Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls. ||08/07/2005||716|
|The castle Linn is a water castle in the Krefelder quarter Linn. First, there was only one tower in the 12. century. To in 14. Century the castle was continuously extended. In the year 1702 the castle was completely destroyed by Prussian troops.||07/30/2006||554|
|Olavinlinna (known as Olofsborg in Swedish, which is St. Olaf's Castle in English) is a 15th century castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the world's most northern medieval stone castle. It was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg as an effort to protect Savonia and control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. The c...||02/03/2007||800|
|Sønderborg Castle is a Baroque four-wing palace and home of the Sønderborg Castle Museum. The castle is renowned for being the prison of the former King Christian II, who after his dethronement was held prisoner of state here for 17 years.||03/12/2007||562|
|The castle of the Madeleine, located on the heights of Chevreuse, offers a superb panorama on the valley of the Yvette. Splendid fortress, it was built between XIe and XIVe century. The House of the Park was built inside the enclosure of the Castle. In the cellars of the castle, an exposure "Life of castle" recalls the history of the fortress.|
|Malmöhus Castle is the oldest remaining renaissance castle in Scandinavia and was originally built as a citadel in 1434 by Eric of Pomerania. The castle was completed in the sixteenth century. In the 16th and 17th centuries it served as a royal residence for the Danish kings.||11/28/2005||556|
|Nyköping Castle in Nyköping, Sweden, is a Mediaeval castle from the Birger Jarl era, partly in ruins. The castle is mostly known for the ghastly Nyköping Banquet which took place here in 1317.|