Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
The Old Armory
—(Seit 1986 Historisches Museum / Historical Museum since 1986) —
Unter Denkmalschutz seit 1963
Restauriert 1977 – 1978
1547 entstand der Zeughausbrunnen. Das heutige Brunnenbecken datiert von 1739, die Säule und Wildmannfigur (in Kopie erneuert) von 1678.
Built as a grain warehouse, this building by the Spreuer Bridge has served as an armory since 1472. In 1566 the building was washed away. In 1567-1569 the present building was built as an armory, in the manner typical of a late Gothic warehouses.
A listed monument since 1963.
The armory fountain was installed in 1547. The present fountain basin dates from 1739, and the column and wild man figure (since replaced with a replica) date from 1678.
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
Location. 47° 3.071′ N, 8° 18.117′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pfistergasse 24, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lower- or Basel-Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge Paintings (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mühlenplatz (Mill Place) (about 90 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 120 meters away); The Burgher Gate (about 120 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House (about 120 meters away); The Singer House (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
Also see . . . Luzern, Altes Zeughaus. The Swiss Society for Cultural Property Protection's German-language page for the Old Armory. (Submitted on September 21, 2013.)
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