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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

Lower- or Basel-Gate

Niedertor oder Baslertor

 
 
Baslertor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
1. Baslertor Marker
Inscription.
Stadttor mit Haberturm an der Ausfallstrasse Richtung Basel. 1297 erstmals erwähnt, 1743 – 1744 mit einem Vorwerk versehen, 1862 abgebrochen. In unmittelbarer Nähe standen die Zollstätte, der Judenturm (1771 abgebrochen), der << Herrenkeller >> und das Zeughaus (heute Historisches Museum). Südwärts setzte sich die 300m lange Litzimauer als Teil der Stadtbefestigung fort. Sie führte den Hirschengraben entlang zum Kesselturm und wurde 1856 – 1858 abgetragen.

German-English translation:
Lower Gate
or Basel Gate

This city gate with defensive tower guards the exit road towards Basel. First mentioned in 1297, and outfitted with a barbican, 1743-1744, which was demolished in 1862. In the immediate vicinity were the toll house, the Jewish Tower (demolished in 1771), the Herrenkeller (Lords Cellar), and the armory (now the Historical Museum). The 300 meter long "Litzi" wall ran southwards as part of the city fortifications. The "Stags" moat ran along the wall as fas as the tower, and was filled in, 1856-1858.
 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.082′ N, 8° 18.08′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne
Baslertor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
2. Baslertor Marker
(District). Marker is at the intersection of Pfistergasse and Spreuerbrücke, on the left when traveling west on Pfistergasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pfistergasse 26, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Spreuer Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Old Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge Paintings (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mühlenplatz (Mill Place) (about 120 meters away); Louis Pfyffer von Wyher (about 150 meters away); The Mills Gate (about 150 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 150 meters away); Dr. Jur. Kasimir Pfyffer (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
 
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The site of the Baslertor image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
3. The site of the Baslertor
 
 
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 390 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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