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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

Krien- or Upper-Gate

Krientor oder Obertor

 
 
Krientor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2013
1. Krientor Marker
Caption: Ausschnitt aus dem Stadtprospekt von Martin Martini 1597 (from a bird's-eye view of Lucerne by Martin Martini 1597).
Inscription.
1269 erstmals erwähnt. Ausfalltor Richtung Kriens, Horw und Brünig. Zugang zu den Handwerkersiedlungen entlang dem Krienbach. 1481–1482 erneuert, 1856 abgebrochen.

German-English translation:

First mentioned in 1269. Exit gate towards Kriens, Horw and Brünig, providing access to the artisan settlements along the Krienbach. Rebuilt 1481-1482, demolished in 1856.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 2.951′ N, 8° 18.181′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Franziskanerplatz just from Hirschengraben, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Franziskanerplatz 3, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Cauldron" Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirche (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burgher Gate (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Singer House (about 150 meters away); Ritter Palace (about 180 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House
Krientor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2013
2. Krientor Marker
(about 180 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 210 meters away); The Old Armory (about 240 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 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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