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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor

 
 
The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
1. The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor Marker
Inscription.

When Martin Luther came to Wittenberg in 1508 he saw three mighty gates around the heavily fortified town. At this place in 1508 was the Elbe Gate. In front of this gate was the Elbe suburb.

In 1829 the Princess Auguste of Saxony-Weimar came through this gate into the town. She was a guest of the commander of the fortress and on her way to her marriage with Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. In 1873 the destruction of the gate started.

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Als Martin Luther 1508 nach Wittenberg kam, erblickte er um das stark befestigte Wittenberg herum drei mächtige Stadttore. An dieser Stelle befand sich einst das Elbtor. Davor lag die Elbvorstadt.

Im Jahre 1829 reiste die Prinzessin Auguste von Sachsen-Weimar durch das Elbtor in die Stadt ein. Sie nahm beim Festungskommandanten Quartier, um dann schließlich zu ihrer Vermählung mit dem Prinzen Wilhelm von Preußen aufzubrechen. 1873 wurde mit dem Abbruch des Tores begonnen.
 
Erected by Stadtwerke Lutherstadt Wittenberg GmbH.
 
Location. 51° 51.936′ N, 12° 38.552′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Marker is on Elbstraße
The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor Marker
Looking north along Elbstraße toward the Market Square
just north of Wallstraße, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucas Cranach d. Ältere (a few steps from this marker); Lucas Cranach d. Jüngere (a few steps from this marker); Lucas Cranach der Ältere (1472-1553) (within shouting distance of this marker); 1556 Wittenberg Water System (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Cranach (within shouting distance of this marker); Cranach-Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Müntzer (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Johann Schneidewin (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Also see . . .  How Did the Town of Wittenberg Look at the Time of Luther?. (Submitted on November 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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