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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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  • When you imagine what defending a walled city might involve, this is the place to experience the gun and cannon ports, the narow walls and wide spaces to move cannons and supplies. But make sure you b...  more »
  • This gateway is more fortress than gate. It appears to be almost a triple gate as it has at least two courtyards in it. The architecture is fabulous and gives you a real taste for how medieval cites w...  more »
  • 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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