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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 .

Well-known vests

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:


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 .

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