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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

The Mills Gate

Mühlentor

 
 
Mühlentor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
1. Mühlentor Marker
Caption: Ausschnitt aus dem Stadtprospekt von Martin Martini 1597 (from a bird's-eye view by Martin Martini 1597).
Inscription.
Tor der im 13. Jahrhundert errichteten ältesten Befestigung des rechtsufrigen Stadtteils.
Der Name leitete sich von den nahen Mühlen ab.
Es war das älteste Ausfalltor gegen Norden und vermittelte den Verkehr Richtung Brugg, bis um 1300 die linksufrige Baselstrasse aufkam.

German-English translation:

The Mills Tower

This 13th Century gate is the oldest fortification established on the right bank portion of the city. The name was derived from the nearby mills.
It was the oldest exit gate to the north, and altared the flow of traffic towards Brugg, which until around 1300 had come up the Basel Road on the left bank of the river.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.136′ N, 8° 18.171′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Löwengraben, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Löwengraben 23, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis Pfyffer von Wyher (here, next to this marker); Dr. Jur. Kasimir Pfyffer (within shouting distance of this marker); Mühlenplatz (Mill Place)
Mühlentor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
2. Mühlentor Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge Paintings (within shouting distance of this marker); Metzgerrainli 6 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Sonnenberg House in Zoepfli (about 120 meters away); "Sweet Spot" (about 120 meters away); The Wine Market (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located by the gate (tunnel, arch) leading to Mühlenplatz.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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