Erebuni Fortress in Yerevan, Arminia

Erebuni Fortress in Yerevan, Arminia

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Erebuni fortress town was built in 782 BC, by Argishti I, the king of Urartu Kingdom. The name of Yerevan is etymologically derived from the name of Erebuni, and the date of foundation of the modern capital is considered to be the date of construction of Erebuni fortress. The ruins of the fortress with the museum are located directly in the city, in the administrative district of Erebuni. The architectural plan of the fortress has a form of triangle, and is constructed from tuff, adobe, wood and basalt. Besides its main objective of protection, Erebuni fortress was the religious center of the Kingdom, encompassing inside its walls the holy temple dedicated to God Khaldi, the supreme god in the Urartian mythology. Up to this day, the front wall of the Erebuni castle-museum has the carved face of God Khaldi, inscripted high above the doors. The museum requires a ticket of a very affordable price, with the simple entry amounting to $2, and a guided tour – $5.

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Veste Fortress aka Coburg Fortress in Coburg, Germany

Veste Fortress aka Coburg Fortress in Coburg, Germany

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Coburg Fortress is one of Germany’s largest and best-kept castles. It is situated on a hill above the town of Coburg, in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the castle is a tank of a building. Besides its hilltop location, there are an impressive three layers of defensive walls and numerous watchtowers. It is both a military masterpiece, art gallery and historical attraction as the one-time refuge of the German icon, Martin Luther. Visitors can wander the grounds and admire the spectacular views. Inside, visitors can pay entrance to the three museums of armories, art, and exhibitions.

Hours of operation:
April – October, daily from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
November – March, Tue – Sun 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Closed:
Shrove Tuesday, December 24th, 25th, and 31st

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Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City

Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City

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The magnificent Hohensalzburg standing high over the city of Salzburg.It is main tourist attraction of a city. The Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in the 11th century by Archbishop Gebhard and is the largest unconquered fortress in Europe. The castle is 150 meters wide and 250 meters long, and the oldest part is over 900 years old. The Hohensalzburg Fortress functioned as a prison, residence, and fortress. It is a must-see attraction and is open all year round. Numerous museums and imposing architecture await the visitors of the fortress.

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The Alamo – Visit San Antonio

The Alamo – Visit San Antonio

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For Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became an enduring symbol of their heroic resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence, which they won later that year. The Alamo was the scene of a pivotal battle in the fight for the independence of Texas from Mexico. In the early 1800s, Texas belonged to Mexico. During the Texas war for independence from Mexico, Spanish troops occupied the abandoned building, now used as a fortress, calling it Alamo. In 1836, Col. William B. Travis, James Bowie, Davy Crockett, and almost 200 other Texan volunteers occupied the Alamo. After unsuccessfully defending the Alamo for 13 days against an army of thousands of Mexican soldiers led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Texans died on March 6, 1836.

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