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Klingentor (Klingen Gate)

The Tower of Klingen Gate is over 30 meters high.
The Tower of Klingen Gate is over 30 meters high.

Over 30 meters tall, this tower has mainly served practical purposes since the 16th century: a copper vessel was installed and the tower was converted into a water tower, serving the town’s drinking fountains ever since.

 

One of the special features of the Klingentor gate is that it shares a wall with the Church of St. Wolfgang, forming a link between worldly and spiritual architecture that is quite unique. It was possible to climb the tower from inside the church, enabling the defenders to fire on the attackers who had already made it as far as the ramparts.

 

 


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