Schwäbisch Gmünd in Ostalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Glockenturm / Belltower
With the first documented mention as the "Bellhouse" in 1578-79, the construction of this building probably dates back to 1227-28, although two ceiling beams on the ground floor date from 1143 and 1154. The 35.5-meter-high tower with its pyramid roof has a full-fledged basement, and served as a Romanesque residential tower of a wealthy Gmünder citizen in the Staufer era, not as a defensive tower. After the collapse of the two towers at today's Heiligkreuz-Münster (literally Holy Cross Cathedral, which is just across the plaza) on the night of March 25,
Erected by Burgerstiftung Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Location. 48° 47.954′ N, 9° 47.804′ E. Marker is in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg, in Ostalbkreis. Marker is at the intersection of Glockgäßle 2 and Muensterplatz on Glockgäßle 2. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Glockgäßle, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg 73525, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Münsterplatz 12 (within shouting distance of this marker); Marktplatz Nr. 16 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Katharina Czisch (about 150 meters away); Schwäbisch Gmünd War Memorial (about 210 meters away); Fünfknopfturm / Five-points Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Garten der Partnerstadt Bethlehem (USA) / Garden of the Sister City of Bethlehem (USA) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Glockenturm (Schwäbisch Gmünd) (Wikipedia, in German). (Submitted on July 13, 2017.)
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