Zwinger

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This is the oldest and largest bastion of the town. Zwinger is the south-western corner bastion of the former castle wall.

The bastion is usually mentioned as Zwinger, but it is also called Öregtorony and Öreg bástya (‘Old Tower’ and ‘Old Bastion’). The basement of the bastion has pentagonal shape. The tower was erected in the 11th century, then it was rebuilt in Gothic style during the 1400’s. It gained its current form in the Anjou times (1301-1386). The bastion has always been covered. With the spread of firearms, balistrarias were cut on its walls.

 

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