Price without VAT for non EU residents : €12.21
3D cardboard puzzle, model
Dimensions: 36 x 31 x 22 cm
Number of sheets with pieces:: 7
difficulty rating: 2
Suitable for Railways
Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts! Danger of suffocation.
About the castle:
Emperor Friedrich II von Hohenstaufen had the Castel del Monte built in Apulia in the southeast of Italy. He ordered its construction in 1240. Since then the Castel has thrilled countless people and not without reason has it been called the "Crown of Apulia".
Who was this emperor? The Swabian Staufer lineage had extended its rule to southern Italy through marriages, and it was there that Friedrich II spent the largest part of his reign. Many of his reforms actually seem modern: improvements in the health system, laws against torture and against pollution, the promotion of the sciences and poetry. His book about ornithology and hunting with falcons is famous. But with him there is also an indication of the later absolutist state. He loved the splendour of a powerful ruler. He made a great impression at the Imperial Diet in Ravenna, when he led elephants, camels, lions, panthers, falcons and owls in his entourage.
But whatever specific aim he followed with the Castel del Monte has remained controversial and unclear. Is it a castle or a fortress? It has neither a