Medieval Castle

Design, Function, Everyday Life, Fight

In the thousand years of the Middle Ages – approximately between the 6th and 16th centuries after Christ, there must have been 20,000 or maybe even more castles in the area covered today by Germany and Austria.  

Although very different castles were built during this long time, which sometimes varied considerably in their appearance from each other, there are, nevertheless, some common features.

All castles were solid buildings, which were habitable and could be defended against enemies. They served the lord of the castle, the owner, as a shelter and residence, from where he could secure and exercise his rule over the surrounding territory.

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