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Prichsenstadt in Kreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Westtor / West Gate

Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk

 
 
Westtor / West Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
1. Westtor / West Gate Marker
Inscription. Vorstadttor, auch Obertor, erbaut im Zuge der Mauervollendung von 1584-1587. Die Vorstadt stellte die Erweiterung der ursprünglichen Stadt dar.

An der Außenfassade des Tores befinden sich zwei Köpfe der damaligen ansbachischen Herrschaft, Markgraf Georg Friedrich und seine zweite Gemahlin Sophie von Braunschweig-Lüneburg und Celle.

Bis zum Jahre 1861 Torsperre

bis 1933 Abgabe von Pflasterzoll für Fremde, mit unterschiedlichen Gebühren je nach Fuhrwerk oder Ladung

1895 Obertor in Privatbesitz

1995 letzte Renovierung


[English translation:]
A "New District Gate", or "Upper Gate", built 1584-87 as part of the completion of the town walls. The new district was an extension of the original city area.

On the exterior facade of the gate are two heads of the ruling Ansbach family, Markgrave Georg Friedrich and his second wife, Sophie von Braunschweig-Lüneburg and Celle.

Until 1861 the gate was kept closed.

In 1895 the gate was in private possession.

Until 1933 a road toll was levied on non-residents, with charges depending on the vehicle or load.

The most recent renovation was in 1995.

(Marker Number 1.)
 
Location.
Westtor / West Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
2. Westtor / West Gate and Marker
The marker is mounted on the right side of the gate.
49° 49.066′ N, 10° 21.04′ E. Marker is in Prichsenstadt, Bavaria, in Kreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Luitpoldstrasse and Am Stadtgraben, on the right when traveling east on Luitpoldstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prichsenstadt, Bavaria 97357, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilhelmina Schleiss (approx. 9.1 kilometers away); The Decline of the Jewish Community of Gerolzhofen from January 30, 1933 (approx. 9.1 kilometers away); Dingolshäuser Gate (approx. 9.1 kilometers away); Spital Gate (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); The Beadle’s Tower (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); The Former Adminstrative Building (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); Owl's Tower (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (approx. 9.2 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This is 1 of the 22 markers that comprise a historic walking tour of the town.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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