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Schloss Marienburg

A cache by Pasaules Valdnieks feat. DuuDuu Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/01/2010
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Slepnis ir metala kafijas kaste, kura atrodas viesu gramata, rakstamais un mainamie priekšmeti. Ludzu nelauzt un nebojat drupas, jo tas ir slikta stavokli.Lai atrastu slepni, tas nav jadara Catche is metal coffe box with logbook, pencil and changing stuff. Do not harm the ruins - no need to do it to get the catche.

Marienburgas pils (1342.- 1702.g.) atrodas Aluksne uz Aluksnes ezera Marijas jeb Pils salas. Pils celta 1342. gada ordena mestra Burharda fon Dreilebena laika ar merki nostiprinat Livonijas austrumu robežu. Ta bija komtura pils un varenakais cietoksnis ordena austrumu dala. Taja paša laika šada stila pilis tika uzceltas Vatselina (Neuhausen) un Izborska. Driz pec tam ari komturijas centrs tika parcelts no Gaujienas uz Aluksni.
Livonijas kara laika, 1560. gada, komturs Zibergs pili bez pretošanas atdeva krieviem. 1582. g. pils nonaca Polijas – Lietuvas valsts sastava, bet 1629. g. – Zviedrijas Imperijas parvalde. Zviedri 17. gs. pili pamatigi nostiprinaja un ta kluva par vienu no svarigakajiem cietokšniem zviedru parvalditajas Baltijas teritorijas.
Ziemelu kara laika (1700 – 1721) cietoksni aplenca krievu karaspeks grafa Borisa Šeremetjeva vadiba. Pils aizstavešana kopa arzviedriem piedalijas ari latvieši. 1702. gada pec 10 dienu aplenkuma zviedri padodoties, pili uzspridzinaja. Krievi nopostija visu parejo, kas vel bija postams. Pils aizstavjus sanema gusta. Krievu gusta nokluva ari Bibeles tulkotajs pravests Ernsts Gliks (1654 -1705) un vina audžumeita Marta - velaka Krievijas cariene Katrina I (1684 - 1727.). Pec Ziemelu kara notikumiem pils vairs netika atjaunota un Marienburga zaudeja savu strategisko nozimi.

Marienburg castle (1342 – 1702) was built in 1342 on the largest of the islands in the Aluksne lake and called Marienburg (after Mary, the mother of Jesus). The first castle was constructed by the Landmeister Burkhard von Dreileben. It was part of a major reinforcement of the Eastern border of Livonia, the same year another major castle nearby (in Vastseliina) was founded as well. Soon thereafter, center of komturei was moved from Gaujiena to Aluksne.
The strength of the castle was repeatedly proven by repelling a number of attacks in 16th century. Aluksne was captured by the troops of Ivan IV of Russia in 1560 during the Livonian War. It was incorporated into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1582. The town became part of the Swedish Empire in 1629. During the Swedish reign castle was seriously reinforced and became one of most important strongholds in Swedish Baltic territories. It was finally destroyed 1702 in the Great Northern War (1700 – 1721) by it's Swedish – Latvian garrison to avoid falling in the hands of Russians. After the war castle was not restored and Aluksne lost its strategic importance.

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