|A classification of the castle|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A tag used to distinguish between the various type of historic castles - stately vs defensive etc.
For the German Burg and Schloss no proper English counterpart exists (which is true for other European languages as well), the description and picture should help. The alternative values have been under discussion. There is no proposal page yet and they have not been voted or agreed upon. The main point of the discussion is whether to break with OSM custom and use precise German/local language tags or to use more general English tags.
Note also that a lot of discussion is taking place in German. You may find useful information (or unhelpful inconsistencies) on the historic=castle page, from which much of the following was translated.
|Key||Value||Description||Map icon||Ruin icon||Example|
|castle_type||defensive||Defensive castle. Fortified, defensible dwelling or military stronghold||
|castle_type||palace||A palace is a grand residence in a city, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.|
|castle_type||stately||Stately home. Representative building without functional defenses. Sometimes rebuilt from former defensive structures.||
|castle_type||manor||A manor house is a country house which was historically the capital residence or messuage within a manor, the basic unit of territorial organisation in the feudal system in Europe, in which dwelled the lord of the manor.||
|castle_type||fortress||Fortress. Heavily fortified structure with military use.||
|castle_type||shiro||Shiro a Japanese castle. When "shiro" is used in a name, it is usually read as "jo". Pictured is Himeji-jo - Himeji Castle.|
|castle_type||kremlin||A kremlin is a major fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities.|
This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.