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One of the privileges of a town was the right to build a protective wall round the settlement and to defend the fortifications. The walls defined the jurisdiction of the town, making the area within a secure abode for all citizens and travellers. 

Town Wall

They defined the outer limits of the town until the 19th century.

Witches’ Tower

Building started in the middle of the 15th century

Half-Moon Tower

Half-Moon Tower Its name refers to its semi-circular shape


Its shape is reminiscent of a wine pannier

Wood Gates

Wood Gates Wood from the forest was brought into the town by these gates.

Ship Gate

Watching over the harbour on the River Kinzig

Brick Tower

Brick Tower is a typical tower from the 14th century, brick-built on three sides.

Haitz Gate

The Renaissance portal on the inner side of the tower is noteworthy.

Digitaler Stadtrundgang
Barbarossastadt Gelnhausen

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