Nimrod Fortress – Overlooking the Banias, on the slopes of Mount Hermon, is the extremely impressive Nimrod Fortress. Guests can tour the area, between the watchtowers and water reserves. There are secret passageways built of huge stones, from the fortress to a hidden entrance, while incredible views and sights surround you on all sides. At present the fortress is named after Nimrod, the Biblical hero, but its ancient Arabic name is A-Tzviva Fortress, and it was build in 1228 by Al-Aziz Othman, the ruler of the Banias, to block the route taken by the Holy Roman Emperor Kaiser Friedrich II’s army, which threatened to advance from Acre to Damascus. Tourists are advised to arrive ahead of sunset, so as not to miss the setting sun.
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