About: The stone gate in this puzzle, called the Jerusalem Gate or "lower gate", is one of the entrances to the medieval stronghold in Büdingen (a town in the Wetteraukreis, in Hesse, Germany). Since 1442 the masters of Büdingen have been known as Grafen of Isenburg-Büdingen. After a local war, Graf Ludwig II built an enormous new defensive wall with 22 towers around the old stronghold between 1480 and 1510. These walls are still nearly complete and they are one of the most important medieval strongholds in Germany.
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Moyland Castle is a moated castle in Bedburg-Hau in the district of Kleve, one of the most important neo-Gothic buildings in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its name derives from the Dutch word Moiland which means "beautiful country".
Situated on the cliffs at Highcliffe, Dorset, the castle featured in today's jigsaw was built between 1831 and 1835 by Charles Stuart. The Highcliffe Castle was built in aGothic Revival style on the site of High Cliff house, a Georgian Mansion designed for the 3rd Earl of Bute. The design incorporates large quantities of carved Medieval stonework salvaged from the Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Jumieges and the Grande Maison des Andelys.
A castle on an island in the Rolfsan river in Sweden, the Gasevadholm Castle is the feature image in today's new puzzle. Pick your difficulty level and give it a try!
Today's new jigsaw takes us to the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The impressive building on the rocky seashore in the top left corner of the puzzle image is Fort Lovrijenac ( or St. Lawrence Fortress). Often called "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar",the fortress is located outside the western wall of the city. It stands 37 m above sea level. Lovrijenac has a triangular shape with three terraces. The thickness of the walls facing the outside reach 12 m. On the right side of the image (where you can see a medieval canon) you can also see part of Fort Bokar.
Hohensalzburg castle is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. It is located in the Austrian city of Salzburg, atop the Festungsberg mountain. Construction of the fortress began in 1077 under Archbishop Gebhard von Helfenstein. The ring walls and towers were built in 1462 under Prince-Archbishop Burkhard II von Weißpriach. Prince-Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach during his term from 1495 until 1519 further expanded the castle. In the 19th century, it was used as barracks, storage depot and dungeon before being abandoned as a military outpost in 1861. Hohensalzburg castle was refurbished from the late 19th century onwards and became a major tourist attraction with the Festungsbahn cable car, opened in 1892, leading up from the town to the Hasengrabenbastei. It stands today as one of the best preserved castles in Europe.
Ehrenfels Castle is a ruined castle above the Rhine Gorge near the town of Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It was built around 1212 at the behest of the Archbishop of Mainz. Heavily damaged in the course of the Thirty Years' War, the castle was finally devastated by French troops during the 1689 Siege of Mainz.
The Castle of La Malartrie overlooks one of the most beautiful village of France, La Roque Gageac (in located the Dordogne valley). The castle was built in the XII century and it was used as a leper hospital. During the centuries it was transformed into a private residence and it is now open to the public, you can even rent it if you want to spend a couple of days in a castle.
Governor Palace in Metz
This beautiful piece of architecture is the Governor Palace in Metz (former General Kommando), built during the Metz's annexation. Metz is a city in the northeast of France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is the capital and the prefecture of both the Lorraine region and the Moselle department. The city is located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, and Luxembourg. After the defeat of France during the Franco-Prussian War and according to the Treaty of Frankfurt, the city was annexed into the German Empire, being part of the Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine and serving as capital of the German Department of Lorraine. Metz remained German until the end of World War I, when it reverted to France. However, after the Battle of France during the Second World War, the city was annexed once more by the German Third Reich.In 1944, the attack on the city by the U.S. Third Army freed the city from German rule.
In this fun new jigsaw puzzle we feature Balmoral Castle - a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Balmoral has been one of the residences of the British Royal Family since 1852, when it was purchased by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. . The castle is an example of Scots Baronial architecture. The architect was William Smith of Aberdeen.
Orebro Castle in Sweden
This impresive medieval castle is located in Örebro Narke, Sweden. The oldest part of the castle, a defence tower, was erected in the latter half of the 13th century and it was used to defend and control the bridge on the Svartan river (the castle lies on an island on the river). The name of Örebro comes from the small stones (called "ör" in Swedish), that the near by river transports. For the last two hundred years it has been the residence of the county governor but some parts are available to the public. Ready to visit this castle? Just press start, put it back together piece by piece and take in the view.
Eilean Donan Castle
In today's new puzzle we feature the castle on Eilean Donan - a small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland. The castle was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. In the early eighteenth century the Mackenzie's involvement in the Jacobite rebellions led in 1719 to the castle's destruction by government ships.The current castle is a twentieth-century reconstruction.
The Chateau de Hautefort is a French castle and gardens located in the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The first owner of the estate was Guy de Lastours, around the year 1000. The Chateau experienced its most sumptuous period in the 17th century. During the French Revolution, the castle, used as a "prison for suspects" from 1793 to 1795, was saved from destruction.In 1853, Count de Choulot undertook a complete remodelling of the gardens at Hautefort at the request of the Baron de Damas, who became the owner of the Chateau .
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