Veste is an older name for castle . Like the words fortress and fortification, the word comes from the adjective solid , compare the term solid house for the earliest type of castle construction. The adjective, in turn, has its stem in the Middle High German word veste and in the Old High German word festi .
In the 16th century, the word fortress replaced the older name fortress . In Germany, the following castles and forts are still using the old term Veste called:
- Veste Coburg (one of the best preserved castles in Germany)
- the defunct fortress Erlangen
- Veste Heldburg in Heldburg in the Hildburghausen district
- Fronfeste (Mindelheim) , Bavaria
- Fronveste (Nuremberg) on the Pegnitz river in the west of the city.
- Fronveste (Herrieden) on the northern city wall of Herrieden in the Central Franconian district of Ansbach
- Veste Oberhaus on the Georgsberg in Passau
- Veste Otzberg in Otzberg in the Odenwald
- Veste Wachsenburg in the Wachsenburg community near Erfurt
- Old fortress near Zirndorf
As Fronveste was a place for safekeeping of people of Maleficent (= crime, wrongdoing) were charged. Torture was also carried out there. Such breeding and workhouses were first built in Amsterdam .