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Iphofen in Landkreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Einersheimer Gate

Einersheimer Tor

 
 
Einersheimer Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
1. Einersheimer Gate Marker
Inscription.
[Marker text in German:]
1422 erste Erwähnung
1525 Abwehr eines Bauernhaufens
1551 Ausbau zu einer massiven Wehranlage mit Verbindung des äusseren und inneren Tores durch den Steinmetz Caspar Rotenfelser. Steinkreuz im Innern zur Erinnerung an einen von den Schweden im 30-jährigen Krieg erstochenen Iphöfer.

[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
1422 First mention
1525 Defense during the peasant uprising
1551 Expanded to a massive fortification connecting the outer and inner door by the master mason Caspar Rotenfelser. The stone cross in the interior commemorates the death of an Iphofen citizen stabbed by one of the Swedes during the 30-Years War.
 
Location. 49° 42.203′ N, 10° 15.808′ E. Marker is in Iphofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Einersheimerstrasse and Lange Gasse, on the left when traveling west on Einersheimerstrasse. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iphofen, Bavaria 97346, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ilmbacher Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); The Owls' Tower (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ebracher House
Einersheimer Gate and Marker - eastern side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
2. Einersheimer Gate and Marker - eastern side
(about 210 meters away); Iphofen City Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Tithe Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mainbernheimer Gate (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mainstockheim Synagogue (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 13.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Iphofen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iphofen - A Guided Tour. The city of Iphofen's English-language walking tour of the city. On the Einersheimer Gate: The Eisenheimer Gate is Iphofen's entrance from the east. This is the place where the Markt Bibart peasants wanted to invade Iphofen on April 4, 1525, but they were driven back. Similar to the Roedelsee and Pest Gates, we can find a machiolation on the outside. Boiling tar pitch or hot water were poured upon the enemy. A stone cross in the passageway indicates the place where an Iphofen citizen was stabbed to death by the Swedes in 1632. (Submitted on August 9, 2012.) 

2. Atonement Crosses - Iphofen (in German). Suehnekreuz.de's page on the "atonement crosses" in Iphofen. On the stone cross (mentioned on the marker) in the gatehouse (translated): In 1632,
Einersheimer Gate - eastern side (1921 postcard) image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1921
3. Einersheimer Gate - eastern side (1921 postcard)
during the Thirty Years' War, Swedish troops surged through the gate into the city. A city councilor asked for mercy on behalf of the city residents, but was stabbed by a mercenary. At the spot where he died, the cross was erected.
The cross in the gatehouse is the second down on the page, "Iphofen (II)", with picture. (Submitted on August 9, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Einersheimer Gate - eastern side, upper portion of gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
4. Einersheimer Gate - eastern side, upper portion of gatehouse
Perched above the entryway between the two windows sits the Pechnase ("machiolation"). Literally the "bad-luck nose" from which a defender could pour boiling pitch or hot water upon the attacking enemy. Bad luck, indeed.
Einersheimer Gate - interior of gatehouse, looking upwards image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
5. Einersheimer Gate - interior of gatehouse, looking upwards
Einersheimer Gate - interior of gatehouse, 1930 postcard view image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1930
6. Einersheimer Gate - interior of gatehouse, 1930 postcard view
Einersheimer Gate - gatehouse interior, view of arrow loops ("shooting holes") image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
7. Einersheimer Gate - gatehouse interior, view of arrow loops ("shooting holes")
Einersheimer Gate - view looking south from gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
8. Einersheimer Gate - view looking south from gatehouse
This is the view a bowman would have seen looking south out of one of the arrowloops in the gatehouse - a clear shot along the moat, with the Eulenturm ("Owl Tower") further back.
Einersheimer Gate - western side, with Ilmbacher Hof (1742) to the right of the gate image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
9. Einersheimer Gate - western side, with Ilmbacher Hof (1742) to the right of the gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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