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|tower:type = defensive|
|Fortified defensive tower|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
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. Usually it is located within the medieval city.
(fr) is a residential defensive tower of the medieval castles built under French influence.
is main defensive tower of medieval castles built under English influence. It has both defensive and residential functions. Its continental counterpart is the French Donjon.
is a German scientific name for non-residential main defensive tower of medieval castles. This type was very common in Central Europe since the 12th century. If the main tower was designed for a permanent residence, it is called Donjon.
How to map
Tag to use in combination
- historic=yes - the tower is of historic value
- height=12 - it is 12 meters high
- name=* - name of the tower. You can use as well the tags loc_name=* or old_name=*.
- heritage=* - the tower is protected by a heritage organization
Examples of defensive towers
Examples of residential defensive towers
Examples of Keep
Examples of Bergfried
You can use the tag building:condition=State to indicated the state of medieval towers.