[Tagging] How one may tag object as castle?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 08:46:53 UTC 2015

2015-10-13 23:57 GMT+02:00 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> So .. what is the difference between a building and a castle?
> A castle has a building inside a defensive wall, usually the building is
> separate from the wall to enhance the building security.

IMHO a castle is a kind of building - actually several kind of buildings
can be called castle.

In German there are these distinctions:
- Palast ~palace (a representative residence of a noble family inside a
settlement, often a city)
- Schloss ~castle / stately home a representative residence of a noble
family, either inside a city or outside on its own, usually not fortified,
often symmetrical
- Burg ~castle a defensive, fortified (often simple) residence of the
middle ages, sometimes also later
- Festung fortification, usually post-black powder (i.e. "modern" military

This is a very simplistic view on the topic, there are of course subtypes
etc., and there have been literally written hundreds of books on each of
these types, their characteristics, subtypes, context, etc.

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