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A marsh or marshland castle (German language: Sumpfburg) is a type of lowland castle that is situated in marshy or boggy countryside. It uses the natural inaccessibility of the terrain to its defensive advantage.

Examples of well-known marsh castles in Germany include:

  • Weferlingen Castle, a ruined castle in Oebisfelde-Weferlingen in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
  • Oebisfelde Castle, the oldest surviving marsh castle in Germany, also situated in Oebisfelde-Weferlingen in Saxony-Anhalt.
  • Storkow Castle, in Storkow the state of Brandenburg.
  • Calvörde Castle, in Calvörde in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

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