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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

The Castle Gate, also called Coswig Gate

Das Schlosstor, auch Coswiger Tor genannt

 
 
The Castle Gate, also called Coswig Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
1. The Castle Gate, also called Coswig Gate Marker
Inscription.

When Martin Luther came to Wittenberg in 1508 he saw three mighty gates around the heavily fortified town. At this place was the Castle Gate in 1508. In front of this gate was the Castle suburb. In 1805, Alexander I., Emperor of Russia, was in Wittenberg. He was welcomed here by the chamber knight and chief forester von Erdmannsdorf as well as by the Prince of Dessau-Anhalt (Father Franz). Delegations of the Council of Wittenberg and of the university were also welcomed by the Emperor. In 1874 the destruction of the gate started.
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Als Martin Luther 1508 nach Wittenberg kam, erblickte er um das stark befestigte Wittenberg herum drei mächtige Stadttore. An dieser Stelle befand sich einst das Schlosstor. Davor lag die Schlossvorstadt. Im Jahre 1805 weilte Alexander I., Kaiser von Russland, in Wittenberg. Er wurde hier von dem Kammerjunker und Oberforstmeister von Erdmannsdorf empfangen und durch Fürst von Anhalt Dessau (Vater Franz) begrüßt. Auch Abordnungen des Rates zu Wittenberg und der Universität hatten die Gelegenheit, von Alexander I, empfangen zu werden. Im Jahre 1874 wurde mit dem Abbruch des Tores begonnen.
 
Erected by Stadtwerke Lutherstadt Wittenberg GmbH.
 
Location.
The Castle Gate, also called Coswig Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. The Castle Gate, also called Coswig Gate Marker
Looking east, with Castle Church to right of bus
51° 52.005′ N, 12° 38.258′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Marker is on Schloßplatz, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is north of the Castle Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schloßplatz 2, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michel Ney (within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Church in Wittenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Olga Gebauer (within shouting distance of this marker); Jugendherberge (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilhelm Eduard Weber (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Wilhelm-Weber-Haus (about 210 meters away); Thomas Müntzer (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Johann Schneidewin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Also see . . .  How did the Town of Wittenberg Look at the Time of Luther?. (Submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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