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Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

The Old Armory

Altes Zeughaus

— (Seit 1986 Historisches Museum / Historical Museum since 1986) —

 
 
Altes Zeughaus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
1. Altes Zeughaus Marker
Inscription.  
Das Werkhaus an der Spreuerbrücke diente seit 1472 als Zeughaus. Diesen ein Kornmagazin eingerichtet war. 1566 wurde das Haus weggeschwemmt. 1567 – 1569 entstand das heutige Gebäude als Zeughaus, in der Art typischer, spätgotischer Magazinbauten.
Unter Denkmalschutz seit 1963
Restauriert 1977 – 1978
1547 entstand der Zeughausbrunnen. Das heutige Brunnenbecken datiert von 1739, die Säule und Wildmannfigur (in Kopie erneuert) von 1678.

German-English translation:

The Old Armory

Built as a grain warehouse, this building by the Spreuer Bridge has served as an armory since 1472. In 1566 the building was washed away. In 1567-1569 the present building was built as an armory, in the manner typical of a late Gothic warehouses.

A listed monument since 1963.

Restored 1977-1978.

The armory fountain was installed in 1547. The present fountain basin dates from 1739, and the column and wild man figure (since replaced with a replica) date from 1678.
 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1472.
 
Location. 47° 3.071′ N, 8° 18.117′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is on Pfistergasse, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pfistergasse 24, Luzern 6003, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lower- or Basel-Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge Paintings (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mühlenplatz (Mill Place) (about 90 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 120 meters away); The Burgher Gate (about 120 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House (about 120 meters away); The Singer House (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
 
Altes Zeughaus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
2. Altes Zeughaus Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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