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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

The “Cauldron” Tower

Kesselturm

 
 
Kesselturm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2013
1. Kesselturm Marker
Caption: Ausschnitt aus dem stadtprospekt von Schumacher 1792 (from a bird's-eye view of Lucerne by Schumaher 1792).
Inscription.
Im 13. Jahrhundert erbaut, 1857 abgebrochen Südlicher Eckpunkt der Stadtbefestigung neben dem Krienbachdurchlass. Hier war 1845 der liberale Politiker Jakob Robert Steiger eingekerkert.

Im Bereich des abgebrochen Turmes wurde 1856 – 1857 das Krienbachschulhaus als erstes Schulgebäude der Stadt erstellt.

German-English translation:

The "Cauldron" Tower

Built in the 13 century, the southernmost corner of the city wall, next to the Krienbach passageway, was torn down in 1857. The liberal politician Robert Jacob Steiger was imprisoned here in 1845.

The tower was demolished in 1856, and the Krienbach School was built on the former tower site in 1857 as the first school building in the city.
 
Location. 47° 2.944′ N, 8° 18.165′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Burgerstrasse just from Hirschengraben, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Burgerstrasse, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Krien- or Upper-Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirche (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Burgher Gate
Kesselturm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2013
2. Kesselturm Marker
(about 150 meters away); The Singer House (about 180 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House (about 210 meters away); Ritter Palace (about 210 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 210 meters away); The Old Armory (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Site of the Kesselturm image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2013
3. Site of the Kesselturm
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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