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

Kirchgasse Stadtmauerdurchbruch / “Church Alley” Town Wall Opening

Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk

 
 
Kirchgasse Stadtmauerdurchbruch / "Church Alley" Town Wall Opening Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
1. Kirchgasse Stadtmauerdurchbruch / "Church Alley" Town Wall Opening Marker
Inscription. 1822 Stadtmauer-Durchbruch, genehmigt vom Magistrat als kurzer Weg des Gastwirts „Zum Stern" zum „Crämers Keller".

Der Durchbruch diente dem Gastwirt als Verkürzung seines Weges. Bei Bierbedarf in seiner Gaststube musste er nicht mehr den weiten Weg durch das „Untere Tor" gehen.

Kurz hinter dem Mauertor fällt der Blick auf die Weinberge mit dem „Prichsenstädter Rebenslauf.

Über den vorbeiführenden Fußweg ist die nördliche Stadtmauer gut einzusehen.


[English translation:]

In 1822, an opening in the town wall was approved by the magistrate as a short walk from the "At the Star" Inn to "Cramer's Cellar".

The opening in the wall served as a shortcut for the innkeeper, as when he needed beer for his inn, he no longer had to go the long way through the "Lower Gate".

Just beyond the wall gate, one can see the Prichsenstadt Vineyard Footpath and vineyards.

From that passing footpath, the north section of the town wall is easy to see. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Location. 49° 49.098′ N, 10° 21.251′ E. Marker is in Prichsenstadt, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is on Kirchgasse just west of Freihofgasse, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prichsenstadt, Bavaria 97357, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers.

Kirchgasse Stadtmauerdurchbruch / "Church Alley" Town Wall Opening and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 26, 2017
2. Kirchgasse Stadtmauerdurchbruch / "Church Alley" Town Wall Opening and Marker - Wide View
The marker is seen here just to the right of the through-the-wall entryway.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Synagoge / Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulinstrasse 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulinstrasse 7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Karlsplatz 9 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Karlsplatz 7 (about 90 meters away); Schulinstrasse 14 (about 120 meters away); Stadtturm / City Tower (about 150 meters away); Luitpoldstrasse 5/7 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prichsenstadt.
 
More about this marker. When heading north on Kirchgasse ("Church Alley"), the alley turns right (east) just after passing the rear of the church. Just after it turns, after 3 more houses, there is a narrow walkway between houses that leads from the alley to the entryway through the wall. It isn't hard to find, although it would also be easy to miss if one were not looking for it.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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