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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

The Burgher Gate

Burgertor

 
 
Burgertor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Burgertor Marker
Caption: Zeichnumg von Emil Schulthess-Schulthess 1840 (Illustration by Emil Schulthess Schulthess 1840).
Inscription.
Im 13. Jahrhundert als Teil einer älteren Stadtbefestigung erbaut, 1314 als Littauertor erwähnt. Es diente zeitweise als Gefängnis für Bürger. 1685 mit einer Uhr versehen. 1864/65 abgebrochen.


German-English translation:

Built in the 13th century as part of an earlier fortification, and first mentioned in 1314 mentioned as the Littau Gate. It served as a temporary prison for citizens. Fitted with a clock in 1685. 1864-65 demolished.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.02′ N, 8° 18.173′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is at the intersection of Bahnhofstrasse and Burgerstrasse, on the left when traveling west on Bahnhofstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bahnhofstrasse 32, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Singer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirche (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pfyffer Student House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Von Sonnenberg House (within
Burgertor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Burgertor Marker
Marker at the base of the tower.
shouting distance of this marker); The Old Armory (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ritter Palace (about 120 meters away); Krien- or Upper-Gate (about 120 meters away); The Sonnenberg House in Zoepfli (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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