Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
The “Cauldron” Tower
Im 13. Jahrhundert erbaut, 1857 abgebrochen Südlicher Eckpunkt der Stadtbefestigung neben dem Krienbachdurchlass. Hier war 1845 der liberale Politiker Jakob Robert Steiger eingekerkert.
Im Bereich des abgebrochen Turmes wurde 1856 – 1857 das Krienbachschulhaus als erstes Schulgebäude der Stadt erstellt.
Built in the 13 century, the southernmost corner of the city wall, next to the Krienbach passageway, was torn down in 1857. The liberal politician Robert Jacob Steiger was imprisoned here in 1845.
The tower was demolished in 1856, and the Krienbach School was built on the former tower site in 1857 as the first school building in the city.
Location. 47° 2.944′ N, 8° 18.165′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Burgerstrasse just from Hirschengraben, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Burgerstrasse, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Krien- or Upper-Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirche (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Burgher Gate (about 150 meters away); The Singer House (about 180 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House (about 210 meters away); Ritter Palace (about 210 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 210 meters away); The Old Armory (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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