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Quick visit in the evening

I exited Rothenburg via the Spital Bastion. It was getting dark so just a quick visit. Looked very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
857kirstenm
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Newcastle, Australia
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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 4 June 2018
Ana_L_23
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Navan, Ireland
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This old structure was a 16th-century addition to Rothenburg's extensive fortification system.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I exited Rothenburg via the Spital Bastion. It was getting dark so just a quick visit. Looked very cool! Interesting architecture too!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank roy v
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank YTCHENG
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank bbeerbower
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Charles G
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 12 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank CodyMav
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