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Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

The Burgher Gate

Burgertor

 
 
Burgertor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Burgertor Marker
Caption: Zeichnumg von Emil Schulthess-Schulthess 1840 (Illustration by Emil Schulthess Schulthess 1840).
Inscription.  
Im 13. Jahrhundert als Teil einer älteren Stadtbefestigung erbaut, 1314 als Littauertor erwähnt. Es diente zeitweise als Gefängnis für Bürger. 1685 mit einer Uhr versehen. 1864/65 abgebrochen.


German-English translation:

Built in the 13th century as part of an earlier fortification, and first mentioned in 1314 mentioned as the Littau Gate. It served as a temporary prison for citizens. Fitted with a clock in 1685. 1864-65 demolished.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1314.
 
Location. 47° 3.02′ N, 8° 18.173′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is at the intersection of Bahnhofstrasse and Burgerstrasse, on the left when traveling west on Bahnhofstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bahnhofstrasse 32, Luzern 6003, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Singer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirche (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The Pfyffer Student House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Von Sonnenberg House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Armory (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ritter Palace (about 120 meters away); Krien- or Upper-Gate (about 120 meters away); The Sonnenberg House in Zoepfli (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
 
Burgertor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Burgertor Marker
Marker at the base of the tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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