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Zeilitzheim in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Badtor / "Bath" Gate

 
 
Badtor / "Bath" Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
1. Badtor / "Bath" Gate Marker
Inscription.  
Bereits sieben Jahre nach dem 30-jährigen Krieg (1618-1648) begannen die umfangreichen Bauten an der Dorfbefestigung durch drei gemeindliche Toranlagen (Torhäuser).

Das „Untere Tor“ oder Badtor grenzte an dieser Stelle vor dem Volkach-Bach und der Furt direkt an das Badhaus an.

1714/15 wird das Pflaster „von der Brück'n bis zum Badtor gemacht".

Am 09.03.1798 wurde diese Toranlage für 37 Gulden zum Abbruch versteigert „weil es platterdings (schlechthin) nicht stehen bleiben, da dieses Dreck- nest schon lange zuwider gewest“.

Im Untergrund des gegenüberliegenden Gartens befinden sich noch Fundamentreste dieses ehemaligen Torhauses und der Dorfbefestigung.

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(English translation:) Already seven years after the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), extensive building of village fortification had begun with the construction of three municipal gateways (gatehouses).

The "Lower Gate" or "Bath Gate" stood in this location in front of the Volkach stream and the ford that led directly to the bathhouse.

In 1714-15 the way "from the bridge to the Bath Gate" is

Badtor / "Bath" Gate Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
2. Badtor / "Bath" Gate Marker - wide view
Although the plexiglass makes it difficult to see, the marker is barely visible here between the first two windows to the right of the building's corner. This photo is taken from where one have been standing directly in front of the right side of the gate.
paved with cobblestones.

On March 9, 1798, this gate was auctioned for 37 guilders for demolition "because it obviously should no longer be there, as this filth-nest has long been repugnant".

Beneath the ground of the garden opposite there are still extant remains of the foundation of this former gatehouse and village fortification.
(Marker Number 3d.)
 
Location. 49° 53.914′ N, 10° 16.185′ E. Marker is in Zeilitzheim, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Brückenstraße, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brückenstraße 10, Zeilitzheim, Bavaria 97509, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses (a few steps from this marker); Das Badhaus / The Bathhouse (a few steps from this marker); Stone Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Storchenbrünnlein / Little Stork Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerberhaus / Tanner's House (Brueckenstrasse 5) (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeindebäckerei / Community Bake-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehemalige Gendarmeriestation / Former Police Station (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeilitzheim.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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