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Gerolzhofen in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

The Watchmen's Tower

Türmersturm

 
 
Towermen's Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 29, 2014
1. Towermen's Tower Marker
Inscription. Hier stand der Türmersturm als inneres Tor der nördlichen Doppel-Toranlage. Das Tor wurde 1340 erstmals erwähnt, 1511 unter Bischof Lorenz von Bibra wurde das Tor zu einem Turm erhöht. Wohnort des Gerolzhöfer Turmers. Im Februar 1878 abgebrochen.

Geschichte für alle
historischer Verein in Gerolzhofen, e.V.
Dr. Ottmar Wolf - Kulturstiftung

Marker text translated into English:
Here stood the watchman's tower as the inner gate of the northern double-gated entryway. The gate was first mentioned in 1340, and in 1511 under Bishop Lorenz von Bibra a tower was added. Barracks of the town watchmen. Dismantled in February 1878.

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The Gerolzhofen Historical Society
Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation
 
Erected by The Gerolzhofen Historical Society and the Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation.
 
Location. 49° 54.104′ N, 10° 20.852′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Marktstrasse and Häfnergasse when traveling north on Marktstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Owl's Tower (about 90 meters away, measured
The Watchmen's Tower Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 29, 2014
2. The Watchmen's Tower Marker - Wide View
Now the site of Joe's Jeans Cafe. Marker is visible on the corner of the building.
in a direct line); Chapel of St. John (about 90 meters away); Parish Church (about 120 meters away); Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (about 120 meters away); Catholic Rectory (about 120 meters away); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (about 180 meters away); "Gerolzhöfer Frauenaufstand" / The Gerolzhofen "Womens' Revolt" (about 240 meters away); Spottfratze, ca. 1450 (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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