Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany — Central Europe
Kuhhirtenturm / Cowherders Tower
Kuhhirtenturm im mittelalter Elefant genannt
Einer der neun Türme der Stadtmauer um Sachsenhausen. 1490 erbaut. 1943 von Bomben stark beschädigt. 1957 wiederaufgebaut.
Cowherders Tower, called the "Elephant" tower in the middle ages
One of the nine towers of the city walls surrounding Sachsenhausen. Built 1490. Heavily damaged by bombs in 1943. Rebuilt in 1957.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1490.
Location. 50° 6.401′ N, 8° 41.384′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (Hesse). Marker is on Große Rittergasse, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Große Rittergasse 118, Frankfurt am Main HE 60594, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leinwandhaus - Linen House (approx. half a kilometer away); Ludwig Landmann (approx. half a kilometer away); Wassilij Schukowski und Nikolaj Gogol / Vasily Zhukovsky and Nikolai Gogol Rententurm, Fritz Unruh (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Historische Villa Metzler (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dominikanerkloster / Dominican Monastery (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Börneplatz Synagogue (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Eiserner Steg / The Iron Bridge (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
Also see . . .
1. Kuhhirtenturm (Wikipedia, in German).
Excerpt (in translation): "The Kuhhirtenturm (also called the Elephant) is a defensive tower in the late Gothic style in the city of Frankfurt am Main. It was built in the Sachsenhausen district of Frankfurt in the late 14th century as part of Frankfurt's city fortifications and served as a gatehouse (Kuhhirtentor or Paradiespförtchen) and to protect the bank fortifications of the Main river until the 17th century....In 1884, the demolition of the now dilapidated tower was discussed, but was prevented after protests from Frankfurt citizens. In 1923 the Frankfurt City Council decided to make the tower and gatehouse available to the composer(Submitted on September 9, 2022.)
2. Kuhhirtenturm-Hinweistafel (Kunst Im Öffentlichen Raum Frankfurt, in German). (Submitted on September 9, 2022.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.