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

Prison Tower

Weißer Turm

 
 
Prison Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
1. Prison Tower Marker
Inscription. Der Auslug und Gefängnisturm (Weiße = Strafe) wurde um 1350 an der Ostseite der Stadtmauer errichtet und um 1550 um das vorkragende Obergeschoss erhöht. In 1803 wird das rund 20 Meter hohe Bauwerk letztmals als Kerker benutzt.

Geschichte für alle

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

Marker text translated into English:
This lookout tower and prison (Weiße = punishment) was built around 1350 on the east side of the city walls, and in 1550 was made taller with the addition of the cantilevered upper floor. The 20 meter high building was used for the last time as a prison in 1803.

History for All - the Gerolzhofen Historical Society
Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation

 
Erected by The Gerolzhofen Historical Society and the Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation.
 
Location. 49° 54.062′ N, 10° 21.091′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Kreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Weisse-Turm-Strasse just east of Brunnengasse, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Weisse-Turm-Strasse 22, Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Prison Tower Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
2. Prison Tower Marker - Wide View
The marker, difficult to see here because it is translucent, is just to the left of the trellis.
. The Former Adminstrative Building (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Spital Gate (about 120 meters away); The Beadle’s Tower (about 120 meters away); The Decline of the Jewish Community of Gerolzhofen from January 30, 1933 (about 150 meters away); Catholic Rectory (about 180 meters away); Chapel of St. John (about 180 meters away); Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (about 210 meters away); Parish Church (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Prison Tower / Weißer Turm - Historical Postcard View image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1910
3. Prison Tower / Weißer Turm - Historical Postcard View
Prison Tower / Weißer Turm Today image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
4. Prison Tower / Weißer Turm Today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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