Monday, June 22, 2009

Six Pointed Star Fortress

Architectura of fortresses, Strasbourg 1589By Daniel Hamstead, (1536-1589), 
military engineer, engineer and cartographer

Karlovac, Croatia 1774
A whole town inside a fortress, which was built
in the shape of a six-pointed star
against the advancing Turks
Karlovac is named after Austro-Hungarian tsar Carl
Picture was uploaded to Wikimedia by Neoneo13 (Thanks Neoneo13!)
About 1680 Nové Zámky in Slovakia was built according to a similar plan
Picture uploaded to Wikipedia by Poganyp.

1 comment:

Lucian said...

The fortress here in Arad also has the same shape. It was build by Hungarians in the late 1700s.