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dave g
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posted 04-15-2002 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave g     Edit/Delete Message
I have been looking in vain for a picture of a castle which is built on the summit of a mountain .I think it is in Europe and maybe France.Can anyone help with a name or a photo please.
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Erik Schmidt
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posted 04-16-2002 03:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erik Schmidt   Click Here to Email Erik Schmidt     Edit/Delete Message
Firstly, are you sure it is on a mountain and not a hill?
It was very common to build castles on hilltops and the like.
Can you supply us with any more information about the castle you are looking for?

Erik

DEN
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posted 04-16-2002 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DEN   Click Here to Email DEN     Edit/Delete Message
If the castle you want is in France it may be Haut Koenigsburg in Alsace, or Queribus, Puylaurens, Peyrepertuse or Montsegur in the Languedoc Roussillon region. These are all well known castles on impressive summits. Another possibility is Polignac (near Le Puy)which is on a large basalt outcrop which stands 100m or so above the surrounding plain.

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Merlin
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posted 04-17-2002 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
There are hundreds of such castles also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic etc. What did it look like? Was it medieval or later? Still in full shape or ruined? Was it on a rocky hilltop or standing between trees? It's impossible to find your castle with no more information, sorry.

Gordon
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posted 04-18-2002 06:39 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I wonder if we are actually looking for that big mountain top mansion that features so much in our new forum. Check out the links for Neuschwanstein in Mansions and Manor Houses, but first go here to see if my hunch is right. http://images.google.com/images?q=neuschwanstein&svnum=10&hl=de&start=0&sa=N

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Peter Esser
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posted 04-18-2002 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Esser   Click Here to Email Peter Esser     Edit/Delete Message
With a big grin, Gordon: I wanted to avoid it

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