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

Stadtturm / City Tower

Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk

 
 
Stadtturm / City Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
1. Stadtturm / City Tower Marker
Inscription.
Torturm mit Zeltdach, Laterne, Turmknopf und Wetterfahne, vier Rundgaben mit Uhren, vollendet 1419 als westlicher Ausgang des ersten Stadtmauerringes

1740 Erhöhung des Turms auf 47 Meter für die Wohnung des Stadttürmers - zugleich Feuerwächter und Musikus

1881 wurde der Türmerdienstaus Kostengründen eingestellt

1945-50 als Privatwohnung vermietet

2003 Aussenrenovierung

[English translation:]

Gate tower with peaked roof, lantern, knob and weather vane, four clocks, completed in 1419 as the western exit of the first city wall ring.

1740 The tower is raised to 47 meters for the living quarters of the tower keepers, as well as for the fire watch and musicians

1881 Tower functions were no longer supported for reasons of cost

1945-50 The tower is rented out as a private living quarters

2003 Exterior renovation

(Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 49° 49.054′ N, 10° 21.148′ E. Marker is in Prichsenstadt, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is on Luitpoldstrasse just from Karlsplatz, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Karlsplatz 2, Prichsenstadt, Bavaria 97357, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers.

Stadtturm / City Tower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
2. Stadtturm / City Tower and Marker
The marker is visible here to the right of the archway of the tower.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Luitpoldstrasse 5/7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Karlsplatz 7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Luitpoldstrasse 12 (within shouting distance of this marker); Karlsplatz 9 (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulinstrasse 1 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Schulinstrasse 7 (about 120 meters away); Westtor / West Gate (about 120 meters away); Synagoge / Synagogue (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prichsenstadt.
 
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 January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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