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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Staufermauer

 
 
Staufermauer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
1. Staufermauer Marker
Inscription.  Teilstück des romanischen Befestigungrings um die Altstadt

Section of the Romanesque ring of fortifications around the Old Town

1180

Erbaut um

Built about

Einst mit hölzernem Wehrgang auf Entlastungsbögen

Formerly with wooden sentry walk on the relieving arches

1711

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 Monastery
Staufermauer and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
2. Staufermauer and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, mounted to the pillar, where the roadway splits.
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(about 180 meters away); Johann 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.) 
 
Staufermauer - Additional Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
3. Staufermauer - Additional Marker
On the other side of the archway (to the left) is an additional related marker, reading: Staufenmauer - Rest der ersten Stadtmauer - 12.Jahrhundert, which translates as, "Staufenmauer - remains of the first city walls - 12th Century."
Looking North Along the Staufermauer from the Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
4. Looking North Along the Staufermauer from the Marker Site
 
 
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.

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