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Spital Bastion

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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The most beautiful gate in Rothenburg

This is the most beautiful and well preserved gate in the medieval town. You can even explore it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
This place would take some penetrating

On our city wall walk we came across this massive fortified gate way and learnt later this was the... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
roy v
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Traralgon, Australia
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This old structure was a 16th-century addition to Rothenburg's extensive fortification system.
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Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful and well preserved gate in the medieval town. You can even explore it inside, though you cannot climb to the top.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

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 to defend the area, we walked into a...More

Thank roy v
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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 medieval time used this area together...More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We enjoyed walking along the old city walls and the Spital Bastion was one of the larger towers. we explored this area before getting back on the wall to continue our walk. beautiful views from this tower.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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