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.
They defined the outer limits of the town until the 19th century.
Building started in the middle of the 15th century
Half-Moon Tower Its name refers to its semi-circular shape
Its shape is reminiscent of a wine pannier
Wood Gates Wood from the forest was brought into the town by these gates.
Watching over the harbour on the River Kinzig
Brick Tower is a typical tower from the 14th century, brick-built on three sides.
The Renaissance portal on the inner side of the tower is noteworthy.
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