Tag:defensive=bergfried

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Bergfried Liebenstein 2011 Alupus.jpg
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Bergfried - non-residential defensive tower of a medieval castle Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
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The term Bergfried signifies in German technical literature a non-residential defensive tower of a medieval castle. This type was widely used since 12th century in Central Europe. Usually it was the last retreat position in case of an attack. Therefore the entrance was very high usually. If the main tower of the castle was meant as residential we call it donjon or keep (see defensive=donjon and defensive=keep).

How to map

Set a node node or draw an area area of the building's outline. If the tower is ruined or the roof is missing you can map it using multipolygon relation.

State

You can use the tag building:condition=state to indicate the condition of the tower.

If it is ruined, add the tag ruins=yes.

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Similar tags

  • defensive=donjon - historical residential fortified tower in countries under French influence
  • defensive=keep - historical residential fortified tower in countries under English influence

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