Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
Krien- or Upper-Gate
Krientor oder Obertor
First mentioned in 1269. Exit gate towards Kriens, Horw and Brünig, providing access to the artisan settlements along the Krienbach. Rebuilt 1481-1482, demolished in 1856.
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 1269.
Location. 47° 2.951′ N, 8° 18.181′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is on Franziskanerplatz close to Hirschengraben, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Franziskanerplatz 3, Luzern 6003, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Cauldron" Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirche (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burgher Gate (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Singer House (about 150 meters away); Ritter Palace (about 180 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House (about 180 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 210 meters away); The Old Armory (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
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