Burgtor und Burg, Rothenburg

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Built in 1356 after the castle of Rothenburg was destroyed, Burgtor und Burg served as the city's main gate and fortification. Notice the smaller door hidden within the larger gate: this allowed a single person to pass through without opening the entire gate, thus protecting the city from possible attack. Also look for the mask face near the top of the gate, a spot into which hot tar was poured through and onto enemies. The coat of arms of both the city and the empire adorn the wood. Before you head to Rothenburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rothenburg vacation builder tool , to make sure you see all that Rothenburg has to offer, including Burgtor und Burg.
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  • August 8, 2017
    A gate happened not by cars. The view into the garden. Also a way outside of the city walls can be taken from here. Both left and right. After left a few good views of the city. Tele beneficial. Also many people. As soon as you but come on, it is quiet.
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  • August 8, 2017
    After a beautiful walk in the Burggarten, from where you have great views of the city, we decided to go into the old town. So go through this beautiful door that gives access to Herrngasse, street that ends at the plaza del mercado, one of the sites most beautiful of the city. The door is also crowned by the Burgturm, a beautiful Tower yellow fairly high which helps give grandeur to this place.
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  • July 29, 2017
    It was built because of an earthquake in 1356, to protect the city. Today, gives access to Castle Gardens (private Imperial), which overlook the beautiful Tauber Valley.
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