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Sommerhausen in Landkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Main Tor / Main Gate

 
 
Main Tor / Main Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
1. Main Tor / Main Gate Marker
Inscription.  
Teil der Ortsbefestigung

Wichtiger Zugang vom Main her (Schiffsanlege- und Handelsplatz)

Das vorgebaute Zollhäuschen und die Zollschranke wurden erst im 18. Jh. errichtet.

Die Hochwassermarken zeigen den Stand der schlimmsten Uberflutungen der letzten Jahrhunderte an.

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(English translation:)

Section of the town defenses

Important access point to/from the Main River (docking point and commercial area)

The pre-fabbed customs house and customs barrier were first built in the 18th century.

The high water markers indicate the worst flooding of the last centuries.
 
Location. 49° 42.299′ N, 10° 1.367′ E. Marker is in Sommerhausen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Würzburg. Marker is at the intersection of Maingasse and Ulrich-Gast-Weg, on the right when traveling west on Maingasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Maingasse 4, Sommerhausen, Bavaria 97286, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Daniel Pastorius - The First German Settler in America

Main Tor / Main Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
2. Main Tor / Main Gate and Marker
The marker is (barely) visible here to the right of the archway.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rathaus / Town Hall (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bartholomäus Kirche / Church of Bartholomäus (about 150 meters away); Katharinen-Brunnen / Catherine's Fountain (about 180 meters away); Home of Friedrich von Deuster (approx. 10.5 kilometers away); Faulenberg Barracks (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); The Bombing of Kitzingen (approx. 10.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sommerhausen.
 
More about this marker. Note that the use of "Main" here is the name of the river upon which Sommerhausen is located.
 
Also see . . .  Maintor (Sommerhausen) (Würzburg Wiki, in German). (Submitted on October 24, 2019.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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