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Superb Walled Town

An excellent walk for a different look on the town, there are steps down every so far so it very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles G
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Stockport, United Kingdom
See how they defended their own

Well worth a visit to see inside the bastion the steep walkway that the defenders would have to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ye12013
,
Southampton, United Kingdom
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This old structure was a 16th-century addition to Rothenburg's extensive fortification system.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent walk for a different look on the town, there are steps down every so far so it very easy to stop off for a coffee and then resume your walk. the Bastion itself has some quite steep parts, and there are a couple...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see inside the bastion the steep walkway that the defenders would have to walk through. It has been restored and fascinating to look at the cramped spaces inside.

Thank ye12013
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a pretty cool bit of the town walls, tucked off to the south end. It's a ways away from the main tourist areas, and so gets very little traffic. It's under-signed, with no real explanation of what you're seeing. However, it's pretty much...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 30 April 2017

" Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus " - Peace to those who enter, heal the outward. So greets the mighty bulwark of the city fortification to its visitors. At the final of the 16th century Leonhard Weidmann created this impressive defense structure in form of a...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had no idea about this fascinating place until I literally stumbled along it walking the Rothenburg wall. Explore the nooks & crannies, high & low, this was a highlight of the day walking.

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 15 December 2016

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 bring a tripod for your camera, since the interiors...More

Thank rk821
Reviewed 12 December 2016

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 were built and protected. Many people do...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The history in this area is amazing. Wonderful Architecture is all around you in this town. History speaks to you from the walls! Shhh listen.

Thank LucyandROger2014
Reviewed 9 June 2016

After you find the plonlein, just keep moving ahead and you will find this big portal named Spitalbastei. Interesting hard architecture.

1  Thank Guilherme F
Reviewed 19 December 2015

If you are walking the walls, do so around the bastion and give it a look. Nothing earth-shattering but it is a nice piece of architecture. Not as old as some of the city but quite nice.

Thank G C
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