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✙ Castle Giebichenstein ✙

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avatar Ragnar le Rouge
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dragonborn
✠ Hello everyone, ✠

In this project I share with you a realistic medieval "reproduction" of a german castle located in Saxe and it is totally furnished and Survival Friendly.

I took inspiration from his shape in 1300s share with us by Wolfgang Braun, here is his website : http://burgrekonstruktion.de/main.php

It has been built by the first Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, the Great who gave it to the Archibishopric of Magdeburg.

In my version, it has still this historical background and geographic situation but I have modified some aspect of it.
First, I enhanced the defense of the castle and also added some anachronistic weapons and armors because I felt that it will be more epic.
Also the hamlet is totally my own invention but I have tried to made it as realistic as possible.

I have made my best to try to make a true credible medieval castle and thus a totally autonomous land.
For exemple:
The castle is located in a trade route between Lübeck and Brunswick and mainly exchange goods like mead, honey, wine, beer, wood and furs.
The castle have a garnison of 60 guards at max and have enough storage to hold a long siege. Also rooms can be furnished into bedrooms for townfolks to come in case of an attack.
The small monastery serves mainly as an host house for travellers and merchants.
There are enough fields and orchards to feed all the population (also crop rotation is established to ensure good fertility of the soil).
Every house is furnished and the owner has a job that serve the castle and the hamlet.
There is also a nice heritage of old germanic paganism near the village with a tomb and some runic stones just here for you to explore.

Most importantly the map is fully playable in survival, every ores, caves, dungeons and villages are still there and are left unexplored, so if you want to start a roleplay server, I think this map is for you !

♕ You can of course use my map for any purpose as long as you give me credits. ♕

All have been built in creative 1.13.1 with plugins like WorldEdit and the terraforming is done using a combinaison of WorldPainting, WorldEdit and VoxelSniper. the castle is compatible for all versions of minecraft PC above 1.13.X
The render is made with Conquest_of the Sun by monsterfish and the BSL's shaders.
I use the monsterfish_Conquered Tree Schematics for the vegetation I highly recommand to use the Conquest or at least the EXCALIBUR texture pack for enjoying it.

Progress100% complete

7 Update Logs

Update #7 : 12/22/2018 10:50:30 amDec 22nd, 2018

-Updated the world to Minecraft 1.13.X
-Adapted and enhanced the world with the latest Conquest texture pack update (Update #202)
-Rework the roads
-Enhanced interiors details
-Enhanced every stone structures
-Enhanced the monastery
-Fix biomes issues
-Added a lot of miscellaneous details all over the map

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  • Kwanatla
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 14, 2019, 4:55 pm
AMAZING MAP! One of the best medieval builds I've seen so far! I absolutely love the level of detail in this! It's so realistic! DIamond to you!
  • amy19920
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 23, 2018, 3:25 am
how did you get the elder futhark on the signs?? iʻm trying so hard to get it to work but i canʻt figure it out. are you using a special kind of coding to make it show up? i really want to incorporate runic alphabets onto a map! <3 keep up the good work!
Hi, I use Microsoft Keyboard layout creator 1.4 in order to create a virtual keyboard with the unicode elder futhark runic fonts and then I simply use it on minecraft signs. tbh I was quite impressed that it worked the first time :) but its seems to work with most unicode fonts. Thank you for taking an interest in my work and have fun with this technique :D

  • amy19920
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 28, 2018, 7:10 pm
oh my god, this is perfect!! thanks so much for letting me in on the secret! i can put in all kinds of ancient texts/runes with this! WOOO :D
  • XingTianO
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 5, 2018, 6:19 pm
Can I use this on my server??
Yes of course !
Would you be able to enable the 3-D world viewer on the project? It does not seem to be that big of a map.
  • pyaroshi
  • Level 43
  • Master Artist
  • December 27, 2017, 8:13 am
Looks beautiful. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. Apparently a very thoroughly planned project 💎
  • WizryNet
  • Level 43
  • Master Network
  • December 27, 2017, 5:24 am
Amazing concept and very nice execution! This project looks very well thought through. Diamond to you!
  • fov360
  • Level 42
  • Master Pixel Puncher
  • November 19, 2017, 4:49 am
Definetly one of my alltime favorite projects.
  • Smurf Masher
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Miner
  • October 29, 2017, 11:59 am
That is awesome! Thanks for the diamond by the way!
  • Refreshinq_
  • Level 41
  • Master Pirate
  • October 7, 2017, 5:31 am
Really love this! and i really like the look of the landscape
Another great build :-)
  • LS154
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • September 14, 2017, 6:50 am
Your one of the best builders i have ever seen. Good job.
  • bjbrown84
  • Level 44
  • Master Architect
  • June 23, 2017, 12:42 am
Not my favorite German Castle ( You want to rebuild Burg Falkenstein? ) still fantastic reconstruction.
Thank you, and yes, Burg Falkenstein is awesome and i might try to build it one time :)
  • Kayke98
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • June 22, 2017, 6:53 am
Nice job!
  • Quackzac
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 10, 2017, 11:07 pm
incredible as always!
  • Commander7
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Architect
  • June 1, 2017, 8:31 pm
Really epicness! Amazing! Real medieval castle! Impressive!
  • Cjak41
  • Level 23
  • Expert Pirate
  • May 27, 2017, 9:49 pm
Very cool!
  • black egg
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Ninja
  • May 27, 2017, 6:10 pm
  • LS154
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • May 26, 2017, 12:23 am
Amzing just what i was looking for. Good Job!!!!
  • Rainmaker84
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 25, 2017, 7:03 pm
I'm amazed! :D So nice!
  • The Reach
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Fish
  • May 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
This looks better than the original ;)
Looks very good! I like "real" castles more than the usual fantasy castles.

Good Job!
  • faraskan
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 25, 2017, 8:44 am
great build dude ! :-)
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Architect
  • May 25, 2017, 6:47 am

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