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Bromserburg
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Location Rudesheim, Germany   map
Date 1000 to 1050   timeline
Building Type castle, fortress
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context rural riverside
Style Medieval
Notes "Brömserburg / Niederburg". "Fortress near Rudesheim". Example of spatial clustering. Now houses the Rheingau wine museum.
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Discussion Bromserburg Commentary

"From the early 10th to the early 19th centuries it was the property of the archbishops of Mainz. They converted the old fortress into a residence in the 12th century. Originally, it was right on the bank of the Rhine, surrounded by water. Its more than two-meter-thick walls withstood all offensives... After being secularized in 1803, the castle had several owners until the town of Ruedesheim purchased it in 1941."

— Posting at World66, http://www.world66.com/europe/germany/hessen/rudesheim/sights

Resources
Sources on Bromserburg

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. clustering diagram, p201. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

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