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

Mainbernheimer Gate

Mainbernheimer Tor

 
 
Mainbernheimer Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
1. Mainbernheimer Gate Marker
Inscription.
[Marker text in German:]
Erste Erwähnung 1422.
Wehrhafte Doppeltoranlage
mit Torwächterhaus,
Vorwerk und Haupttor.

[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
First mentioned in 1422. Fortified double-gate structure with gatekeeper's house, forward works, and main gate.
 
Location. 49° 42.175′ N, 10° 15.45′ E. Marker is in Iphofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Mainbernheimerstrasse and Am Stadtgraben West, on the right when traveling east on Mainbernheimerstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iphofen, Bavaria 97346, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tithe Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Iphofen City Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ebracher House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ilmbacher Hof (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Owls' Tower (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Einersheimer Gate (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mainstockheim Synagogue (approx. 11.1 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 13 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iphofen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iphofen - A Guided Tour. The city of
Mainbernheimer Gatehouse and marker - western side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
2. Mainbernheimer Gatehouse and marker - western side
The marker is clearly visible here, mounted head-high on the wall just to the right of the entryway.
Iphofen's English-language tour of the city's historical highlights. On the Mainbernheimer Gate: Next to the Mainbernheimer Gate, which used to be called the Spital or Outer Moat Gate, you still find the gatekeeper's cottage in front of the small barbican. The Mainbernheim Gate, whose time of construction is dated from 1533 to 1548, was the centre of violent conflicts in 1533. Time and again, the grim disputes about the incoming road from Mainbernheim flared up between Iphofen and neighbouring Mainbernheim. (Submitted on August 13, 2012.) 

2. An interactive 360-degree panoramic view of the Mainbernheimer Gate. (Submitted on August 13, 2012.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Mainbernheimer Gatehouse interior- stairs to upper level image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2012
3. Mainbernheimer Gatehouse interior- stairs to upper level
Mainbernheimer Gate and Bürgerspital - postcard view image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1920
4. Mainbernheimer Gate and Bürgerspital - postcard view
This postcard view shows the outer part of the gate, with the gatekeeper's home on the left part of the gate. The main gatehouse (shown in picture 2), is partially visible here through the gate. The Bürgerspital is the building in the background on the left. (A Bürgerspital is a sort of home for the indigent or sick.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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