Spital Bastion, Rothenburg

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." By using our Rothenburg trip itinerary app , you can arrange your visit to Spital Bastion and other attractions in Rothenburg.
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  • Spital gate is part of the bulwark of newest and most powerful of the wall surrounding the old town. We recommend to visit this testimony of fortifications rothenburguesas not only from outside but from the inside of the wall.
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  • On our city wall walk we came across this massive fortified gate way and learnt later this was the last fortified gateway to the town built. This was modern for it’s time and had provision for cannons...  more »
  • Spital Bastion was one of the tower gate in the Rothenburg walled town. When you walked up and saw the moat, you would wonder if this place was a fortress or just a walkway. May be people in the medie...  more »
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  • If you stay within the bastion to get an idea of how it must have been used to be
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  • Here, you can get real medieval feeling to make a class place to take pictures. (best in the morning, if not yet as many Touries are on the move)
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  • A very beautiful old city wall.
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  • To the South of the town. It is a bit quiet.
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  • To the shpitalpasty of Rothenburg
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