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avatar Adeptx3
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Living very close to this beauty i thought this might be a nice little project to do... I thought wrong, cause it was quite frankly impossible to do this 1:1 in Minecraft.

Not just the shape, who was a big struggle do deal with already, also the lack of Images have been a pain in the ****. I had to rely on models i've found on Google and other sites to actually get an insight of (for example) the backside or some other spots.

Therefore I can't 100% say its perfectly accurate nor perfectly authentic as the original, but still i've tried to do my best.

And because we all love History:

Falkenstein Castle
 (German: Burg Falkenstein) is a medieval castle complex near Obervellach in Carinthia, Austria. Situated on the southern slope of the Hohe Tauern mountain range, the former fortification of Oberfalkenstein today is a ruin, while the lower barbican of Niederfalkenstein is preserved. Niederfalkenstein is situated at an altitude of 843 meters. 

The fortification was first mentioned as Valchenstain Castle in an 1164 deed. The name may be derived from Proto-Germanic walhaz (foreigner, stranger; Romance/Celtic-speaker) in terms of a Romance (Italian) settlement, referring to descendants of the former Roman city of Teurnia, who had migrated to the remote valley during the Slavic settlement of the Eastern Alps about 600.

The first documented ministerialis Gumpoldus de Valchenstein was a liensmen of Count Engelbert II of Gorizia (Görz), scion of the Meinhardiner dynasty. The Counts of Gorizia also held the office of a Vogt of Bendictine Millstatt Abbey, and the Lord of Falkenstein established close ties to the monastery.

The Falkenstein dynasty became extinct about 1300, soon after two castles, 'Upper' and 'Lower' Falkenstein were mentioned, enfeoffed by the Counts of Gorizia to several local nobles. On 24 June 1394 Count Henry VI gave the upper castle in pawn to the Habsburg duke Albert III of Austria. It was finally seized by Albert's nephew Emperor Frederick III in 1460, after he had defeated Count John II of Gorizia in the conflict over the heritage of the extinct Counts of Celje. The lower castle was temporarily held by the Carinthian knight Andreas von Graben, who sold it in 1462.

In 1504 Frederick's son and successor Emperor Maximilian I again pawned the castle to Count Julian of Lodron, by his wife Apollonia brother-in-law of the Salzburg archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg. It was acquired by Apollonia's second husband Christoph Frankopan after Lodron's death in 1510. The countess donated an altarpiece by Jan van Scorel in the Obervellach parish church, depicting Saint Christopher, herself and her castle. At the same time, large funds had to be raised in order to restore the dilapidated premises. Afterwards, several nobles held the castle, among them the descendants of Gabriel von Salamanca-Ortenburg and the Khevenhüller dynasty.

Rebuilt in 1905, the Unterfalkenstein palas burnt down after a burglary in 1969 and had to be restored again. Up to today the castle is a private property, but can be visited in summer. 

 gotta love Wikipedia

some ingame screens can be found here  >>>  imgur.com/gallery/i6lma  <<<

inb4 "is there interior?"... :D

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  • Moupfel
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 26, 2016, 5:35 am
Its looks awesome my Adeptchen <3
  • Adeptx3
  • Level 49
  • Master Warrior
  • February 26, 2016, 12:17 pm
=3 wuff
  • pyaroshi
  • Level 43
  • Master Artist
  • February 12, 2016, 11:38 pm
Building a 100% accurate model of a real life structure in MC is impossible indeed. But you still did so well! I <3 it :)
  • Adeptx3
  • Level 49
  • Master Warrior
  • February 13, 2016, 12:20 am
thank you good sir :)
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • February 12, 2016, 9:10 pm
Nice job, buddy.  ;)
  • Adeptx3
  • Level 49
  • Master Warrior
  • February 13, 2016, 12:20 am
glad you like it :)
So amazing!
  • Adeptx3
  • Level 49
  • Master Warrior
  • February 13, 2016, 12:21 am
just like you ;3
thx! :D
And again, amazing!
  • Adeptx3
  • Level 49
  • Master Warrior
  • February 13, 2016, 12:21 am
and again, great comment :D
  • Fighterbear12
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Musician
  • February 12, 2016, 2:38 am
very nice! i was thinking of building this too, but didn't get round to it.
  • Adeptx3
  • Level 49
  • Master Warrior
  • February 13, 2016, 12:21 am
glad you enjoy it =)

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