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A classification of the castle
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
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Status: Unspecified

A tag used to distinguish between the various type of historic castles - stately vs defensive etc.


Table Castle_type

These tags are rendered in the German OSMC_Reitkarte and the Historymap
The tagging should be based on the current state of the building as perceived on site today.

Key Value Description Map icon Ruin icon Example
castle_type defensive Defensive castle. Fortified, defensible dwelling or military stronghold Castle defensive.png
Ruin defensive.png
castle_type palace A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.
Schloss Charlottenburg
castle_type stately Stately home. Representative building without functional defenses. Sometimes rebuilt from former defensive structures. Castle stately.png
Ruin stately.png
Schloss Oranienbaum
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 manor.png
Manor ruins.png
Schloss Garzau
castle_type fortress Fortress. Heavily fortified structure with military use. Castle fortress.png
Ruin fortress.png
Festung Marienberg
castle_type castrum Roman fort Castle roman.png Porta Praetoria (Nachbau)
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.
Himeji Castle
castle_type kremlin A kremlin is a major fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities.
Weliki Nowgorod

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.