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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. A visit to Burgtor und Burg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rothenburg itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This is such a a beautiful entrance and little park, not to mention a great viewing area for some of the town walls.This is not very far from the Town Hall square so be sure to make the short walk to ...  more »
  • The gate tower is the entrance to the Park, and previously was part of the fortifications of the city. Of course winter is not the best time to visit the parks, but in spite of this walk was pleasant.
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  • These gate-tower-part of the fortifications of the city, is now gate in a small but cozy Park with an observation deck on rising above the defensive trench town.
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