Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Section of the Romanesque ring of fortifications around the Old Town
Einst mit hölzernem Wehrgang auf Entlastungsbögen
Formerly with wooden sentry walk on the relieving arches
Erneuerung nach dem Brand des angrenzenden jüdischen Ghettos
Rebuilding after the adjoining Jewish ghetto burned down
Erected by Denkmalamt Frankfurt am Main.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 50° 6.816′ N, 8° 41.203′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker is on An der Staufermauer 0 kilometers east of Fahrgasse, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60311, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jewish Ghetto Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Tugendbrunnen / The Virtue Fountain (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dominikanerkloster / Dominican MonasteryJohann Wolfgang Textor (about 210 meters away); Börneplatz Synagogue (about 240 meters away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Alter Jüdische Friedhof / Old Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
Also see . . . Staufenmauer (Wikipedia.de). [English translation, follow the link for the original German:] The Staufenmauer is an ancient city wall in Frankfurt am Main, of which small remnants are still preserved....It was built in 1180 during Swabian rule (1138-1254) to protect the city against attacks, and enclosed, roughly speaking, modern Frankfurt's Old Town. It was about seven meters high and two to three meters thick wall and made of rubble, on top of which ran a walkway, and with a dry ditch on the exterior. It had only three gates.... (Submitted on December 6, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.