[Tagging] How one may tag object as castle?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 07:08:34 UTC 2015

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> Am 11.10.2015 um 08:25 schrieb Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>:
> Castle as in "a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the
> Middle East during the Middle Ages by nobility".
> Unfortunately obvious historic=castle fails - as it is defined and
> used as "(often fortified) buildings from medieval and modern times"
> and includes nearly everything - for example "Representative building
> without functional defenses.". (see
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:historic%3Dcastle ).

this is an old question, at its time the initial solution was castle_type=burg but didn't find the appreciation of everyone due to being a German word (although apparently used by historians also in English). 

I think the intention is to use "defensive" now:

Maybe we should also state that a "palace" is normally inside a settlement? 


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