Post castles in your country and let's rate.
Completed in 1308. The castle was in good shape up until the late 1700's when they somehow decided it should be demolished, foruntately they didnt manage to demolish all of it before giving up. Fucking retards destroying a 450 year old castle.
>Korean microcastle is smaller than American fort.
Weapon collection at Skokloster castle, which was built in the 1600's for the count Carl Gustaf Wrangel. He held a high position in the Swedish army and the collection is his personal one acquired mostly during his army years, collected in various countries.
used to be a fucking mosque and a fucking church. better post bodrum castle(pic related) or smth. else.
We used to have a castle, but it has been buried under the sea a long time ago. There is only this map left.
Nice, but doesnt look very defensive.
Solid and practical, Looks like it could withstand a siege for ages.
More like a palace.
100 men and a ram would be enough.
10 men and a ram would be enough because its a private residence, not intended for warfare/protecting some way into the country.
More like a palace but they are often called "castles" here so, the name "Skokloster slott" translates to "Skokloster castle"
Oh please, you have several castles.
Wait you guys, America can into castles! I've been to this one. It's called Fort Warren on George's Island off the coast of Boston MA. Military officials used to have private quarters and grounds there, and it also served as a defence outpost/ prison during the Civil War.
well most countries in the new world became actual countries in the 19 century.
besides when european started colonizing other continents, castles were already old fashioned.
The Castle of the First Portuguese King
Built in the X century.
>all this american continentals posting palaces
the only true castle in the whole american continent was built in mexico
This defensive wall with small towers and gates should count, oldest parts are from the 1100's. Most from the 1200's. It stretches 3,6 km around the entire old hanseatic city of Visby.
just random shit now, not even castles anymore t.bh
The "turkish" castle is a church built in 6. century in the bizantine empire, in 15.century made into a mosque and from 20th century a museum....
Your american education picture is wrong
Closest one from my home
From late 13th century
you're right, most are just '''''''palaces'''''''
Look, they built a highway over the remains of a castle (Kajaanin linna) in Finland.
That's such a shame.
It kills all the medieval feeling to it.
Its hard to take a clear picture because it is on top of a hill, surrounded by vegetation and buildings, but this pic show reveals some of it
It was kind of in a shit state in the 18th century and they had to do a pretty big restoration on it. Around 1900 it got another "facelift" and they indeed made the roofs a bit higher. Other than that the castle looks about the same as it was in the middle ages
I'll also post a """""castle""""""
This """""castle"""""" was built late 19th century on the remains of an old 14th century castle. The architect was the same guy who designed the Rijksmuseum and Central Station in Amsterdam. He disneyfied the old design with neo-gothic and neo-renaissance elements. Still looks kind of cool though
A castle in Alsace from the XII century. Got destroyed during the Thirty Years' War, but got restored at the end of the XIX century
we have almost an hundred castles in Alsace but most of them are in ruin now
closest thing Newfoundland has to a castle would be cabot tower
it's historically notable for receiving the first trans-Atlantic telegraph, and since then, the St. John's newspaper has been called "The Telegram"
Not a big one but I kinda like this one. The setting is pretty nice.
No it's neither a Swiss flag nor a Norvegian one
Good luck taking those as a medieval warrior tb.h
Carcassonne is a bit cheating since it's not a castle but a fortified town but hey, fuck
The one you quoted is from the 9th century, it depends for the other but between the 9th and 11th centuries
Those castles (and a last one) where nicknamed "the sons of Carcassonne" and where famous to be impossible to take
You are welcome, here's the wiki article corresponding about those castles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathar_castles then you can look yourself
It depends, the French word "château" has a larger meaning than the English "castle", it also counts things like palaces or not built for defense
Not it shouldn't but that's the way it is for now halas
That being said as much as I hate shitskins they don't do anything to castles yet
Actually recent but it's pretty good
>america doesn't have any castles
we have the only active castles. you can eat dinner and watch people joust.
>we have the only active castles.
No, you have active castles yeah but dozens of them are also still used for various events in Europe, like pic related which is now a medieval warfare museum
Or for tournaments like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAcrZ6bmEnE
One of the castles in nordic countries that actually saw heavy fighting.
It originally had six towers.
I'll probably see yours pretty soon on the road to Santiago de Compostella
Castle of my city
I actually think these mud palaces are pretty cool
We light it on fire thrice a year to remember the French burning it down late 17th century, and we celebrate it.
Talk about being cucked
You're wrong. St. Basil's Cathedral - a church, not a castle. All russian castles called the kremlin.
They basically turned a whole mountain top into a castle. It is pretty rad
But since we're talking about illuminations, there
Each year there are huge ass fireworks at Carcassonne for the national day
How does it feel when other fenchies bully Alsacce-Lothringians for not being real french men?
The ones I worked with during an internship in Mercure Hotels allways made jokes about them.
I'm not Alsacian but I can say it's only banter, everybody is target for jokes anyway, the Parisians, northerners, Alsacians, Bretons, southerners...
my citys castle, originally built in the 12th century. has been remade a few times though
And where I live most people speak Spanish, same near the Italian border people are influenced and the regions in general are historically influenced too
3km to this wonderful place here
jakis Walbrzych anon jest tu ?
> I will never spend days and days in a rbat castle guarding the coast from spaniards and singing and dancing with my sufi lads
feels so bad desu
It's actually legit, it wasn't built recently
It was a strong house during the Middle-Ages then was rebuilt and "upgraded" during the Renaissance and finally changed again to become more pleasant as castles became useless
It has changed a lot but it's not a recent thing
There is not enough Russian fortresses.
But Anon castles have always been rich cunts houses, it's literaly their purpose.
Huge, it's impressive
>Brits bombed this 13th century qt in WW2
it's far from being in top shape, but it's easily one of my favourite Hungarian castles
True but since we've been able to blast a wall thanks to canon powder you might as well put windows since it's going down anyway
Top shape doesn't really matter tb.h it's still something to see.
motherfucking Habsburgs still managed to damage or blow up most of our still intact castles after the Turks have been ousted, so as to prevent the Hungarian nobility from rising up against their oppression
Polish King bought this castle for 660 kg of gold
so it's 100% Polish
it's actually located by a town of Savonlinna
Took them 20 years after the war to restore it to original condition. They were able to reuse most bricks luckily
This one is from the 14th century
Castle Ammersoyen, built before 1026.
Not in it's original state anymore, of course.
Castles in Korea are more like a wall than a castle anymore. You can think of them as very flat and wide castles I guess.
Castel del monte. It has an octagonal shape with octagonal towers as well.
Shame it's ruined, given the settings it would have been pretty
>mixing up actually tactical defensive buildings and nobility dollhouses
Also forgot the fucking literal churches
>Country not rich enough to build fancy nobility whims
>where these dogs come from?
I don't know where exactly they came from but nowadays they are from the Alps
>want your castle to have puked our disrespective colour, making it look more like a fashion show
>instead of majestic rugged grey that clearly shows its strenght and purpose
>Not having both
Nice trips tho
We have shitload of them, defensive castles are just prettier and more magnificent
>their castles have been reduced into cheap tourists traps in the center
Our most famous one, built by Charles II. in 1380 or something
I was refering to OP
Walk around it and you got the whole garrison in your back that can cut your supplies. Its an establishment of a presence in the area, even if you ignore it, it still means there will be 500 enemy men in that area that you have to consider.