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Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate

 
 
Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate Marker
Inscription.  Hier stand zur Zeit der Babenberger ein Stadtthor.

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(English translation:)At the time of the Babenbergs, a city gate stood here.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 48° 12.76′ N, 16° 22.117′ E. Marker is in Wien. It is in Stephansdom. Marker is at the intersection of Wipplingerstrasse and Tiefer Graben on Wipplingerstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Wipplingerstrasse 22, Wien 1010, Austria. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beethoven’s Residence (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball (about 120 meters away); Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoah / Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial (about 120 meters away); Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department (about 120 meters away); Memorial Plaque of the Archdiocese Vienna at Judenplatz (about 120 meters away); Mozart Lived Here (about 180 meters away); Dr. Hans Zimmerl (about 180 meters away); The Security Committee of 1848 (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wien.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on Wipplingerstrasse about 5 meters above the street level on the building at the southeast

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east corner of where the Hohe Brücke ("High Bridge") overcrosses Tiefer Graben ("Deep Ditch"). Or in other words, in front of where the moat used to be.
 
Regarding Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate. The Babenbergs were a dynastic family whose rule extended mostly over parts of Austria and Bavaria from roughly 976-1246. The Vienna history wiki notes that there were three city gates associated with their rule over Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Babenbergerstadttore (Wien Geschichte Wiki, in German). (Submitted on January 15, 2020.)
 
Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate Marker - wide view
Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
3. Babenberger Stadtthor - Babenberg City Gate Marker - wider view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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