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Spital Bastion, Rothenburg
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A major medieval landmark in Rothenburg, Spital Bastion once represented a key part of the city's network of defensive fortifications. Constructed in the 1580s, the bastion stands on the site of a much earlier structure, which served a similar defensive purpose during the 13th century. The well-preserved fortification features an unusual design resembling a figure eight, with two courtyards and an adjacent moat. Explore the various gates and walkways, and look for the inscription over the main gate, which translates to, "Peace to those who enter, farewell to those who leave." Put Spital Bastion and other Rothenburg attractions into our Rothenburg vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This must be the most beautiful of the wall of Rothenburg. There is a fortification with some old cannons and a very interesting Tower. The view is very beautiful and worth a walk inside the wall at this location.
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  • To explore far and wide, at the top of the trenches, at the bottom of the long ride round bastion (look for the entrance to the right of the Tower, looking inward from outside the city), including prisons for the side of the door, inside the bastion. A fortification that is incredible!
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  • Very beautiful and powerful, everything really. The real feeling of being in an old fortress. For the sake of such places worth to come to Bavaria, to feel the atmosphere of the middle ages here, a bit of live in that time and take away wonderful memories. Definitely worth a look this bastion, just amazing, views and stunning photos.
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