You Really Can’t Make This Stuff Up

I’ve just been surfing around for inspiration for a castle in the north of Ellesworn in Legend and stumbled over Fortress Hohentwiel in south-western Germany. It’s built on the top of an extinct volcano.

The English Wikipedia entry isn’t terribly exciting, but the German one is brilliant, full of useful information, maps and pics.

They’ve even got maps of the place with a key. Who needs to buy this stuff from DriveThruRPG?

A. Alexanders Bastion
B. Karls Bastion
C. Eugens Bastion
D. Ludwigs Bastion
E. Friedrichs Bastion
F. Dukes Bastion
G. Small Bastion
H. Rondel Augusta

Lower Fortress:
1. Alexanders Gate
2. Ludwigs Gate
3. Barack Watch-house
4. Eugens Gate
5. Sergeant’s Quarters
6. Press Building
7. Quarters and und Cart Store
8. Apothecary, Regimental Surgeon, Stables
9. Sutlership
10. Troop Barracks
11. Cistern (covered)
12. Baker
13. Lookout between lower and upper fortress

Upper Fortress:
14. Drawbridge
15. Sentry Post
16. Bridge
17. Smithy
18. Newgate with Bridge
19. Powder Store
20. Original Abbey with Cloister, later Barracks
21. Parade ground
22. Wilhelms Watchtower
23. School and Rectory
24. Chancellery
25. Eberhards Watchtower
26. New Building
27. Church with Tower
28. Prison
29. Council Chambers
30. Prince’s palace with inner courtyard, cistern accomodation and stables
31. Band-House
32. Arsenal
33. ‚Altane‘ (Highest point oft he castle)
34. Watchtower

About Mike Page

I’m a Christian, a father, a husband, a biochemist (PhD), a photographer, a gardener, a lover of good rock music, food wine and beer, an ex-pat, a lousy pianist and a patent examiner.
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3 Responses to You Really Can’t Make This Stuff Up

  1. John Carr says:

    Wow, that really is great! I think I have a perfect use for this too …

  2. Pingback: Saturday Morning Maps: German Mountaintop Fortress | Age of Ruins

  3. Pingback: You Really Can’t Make This Stuff Up – Part II | Savage Legend

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