Nimrod Fortress in the Golan Heights: Got Crusaders?

The Nimrod Fortress is a large castle in the Golan Heights. It was built by a Muslim ruler in the 13th century to protect against a possible attack by the Crusaders. The fortress has beautiful and commanding views over the valley below.

The Nimrod castle in the Golan HeightsThe Nimrod castle in the Golan Heights.

The fortress is located in the northern part of the Golan, not too far from Mount Hermon. It is named after the biblical hero Nimrod, a hunter who apparently lived on the hill on which the castle was built. In Arabic it is called Qalaa’t Namrud or Qalaa’t al-Subeiba. The size of the fortress is quite impressive and is about 450 meters (1,470 feet) long and up to 150 meters (490 feet) wide.

The Nimrod Castle

In addition to its impressive size, the fortress has other cool “technologies,” such as secret passages and exits for a surprise attack, windows that look narrow on the outside but are wide on the inside (to allow convenience and protection to an inside bow shooter, and other similar tricks, not to mention real dungeons!

The Nimrod Castle

If you are a castle lover or if you come with kids (usually they are super excited at this place) – check out this fortress, I’m sure you will love it!

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