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Pfalz was a toll castle on the Rhine's small Falkenau Island in the middle ages. It was erected in 1326 and saw improvements over the ensuing centuries. It's keep is unique in being a pentagon sided one.
To enforce the collection of shipping tolls, a chain was laid across the Rhein. Uncooperative traders could be kept in the dungeon until a ransom was delivered. Today, the Pfalz serves as a museum.

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