Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
The Inner “Weggis” Gate
Der Turm über dem Tor hiess Schwarzturm, weil er von Rauch der benachbarten Bad- und Waschhäuser geschwärzt war.
1559 – 1623
Amtswohnung des Stadttrompeters. Zeitweise Gefängnis.
1862 abgebrochen. Das Fundament des Turmes ist im Bodenbelag markiert.
This was the exit gate of the city's inner defensive ring to the road to Hof, towards the towns of Küssnacht and Zug. First mentioned in 1265 as the Hof gate.
The tower above the gate was called the Black Tower because it was blackened by smoke from the adjacent bathing- and wash-houses.
Official residence of the city trumpeter (watchman). At times was used as a prison.
In 1862 the gate and tower were demolished. The foundation of the tower is marked on the surrounding ground.
Location. 47° 3.211′ N, 8° 18.405′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is at the intersection of Falkenplatz and Weggisgasse when traveling south on Falkenplatz Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teiling Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); "Star Square" (within shouting distance of this marker); The von Silenen Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Baptist Marzohl (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); "At the White Cross" Inn (about 150 meters away); Balthasar House (about 150 meters away); "Deer Square" (about 150 meters away); Grain Market (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
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