Trading Post
Trading Post
Introduced in C4w
Unique Building for Viking Empire (Replaces Lighthouse)
Cost[1]60 Hammer
Special Abilities



"Although they did seek to extend their empire through piracy and invasion, for much of the time the Vikings were merchants, with a trading network that extended from Greenland, Iceland, and Finland into the British Isles, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean. Viking merchants are known to have traded Russian slaves at Constantinople for silks and spices, and they brought furs and ivory from far-away Greenland to ports throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The earliest Viking trading posts were quite primitive settlements, consisting of simple dwellings and warehouses constructed of whatever local material was readily available. Over time many of the posts flourished, becoming important cities in their own rights. For example the Irish capitol of Dublin began its existence as a Viking trading post; and after being captured by the Vikings, the English city of York became a thriving trading center, second in importance only to London."


"The Trading Post, the Viking replacement for the Lighthouse, improves the food output of water plots and gives the Navigation I to ships built in that city."

Difference from Lighthouse

It gives the Navigation I promotion to every naval unit, which is trained in its city.


In the city screen press the following icon to start Trading Post construction:

Game versionButton
C4w and C4btsIcoTrading Post

See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 40 Hammer, Epic: 90 Hammer, Marathon: 180 Hammer.
  2. This special ability affects in C4w and C4bts, but appears only in C4bts.