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Address: Maximilianstrasse, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 6232 142392

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Old city entrance

This old fortification, was being used as the main entrance of the city. Interesting architecture, nice historical point.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Antonin B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This old fortification, was being used as the main entrance of the city. Interesting architecture, nice historical point.

Thank Antonin B
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The tower is located on the other side of pedestrian area while walking through the old town from the Cathedral. It is very well preserved and it has the tower clock working. Eventhough it is not that old as the Cathedral, you may just stop by and get the idea of the medieval fortification. Lean on the wall in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

One of the old gates to the town, this is a reminder of how life was like in these old walled villages. There is a 1€ fee to climb to the top. On a couple floors there are displays which are interesting. At the top, you can walk all the way around and get great views of the entire city.

Thank Ken W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

there was a beer fest (August) when i was visiting this place, and tables were arranged under this clock tower, and a stage not far from here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Speyer and had to drop by the Clock Tower. As you walk along the Speyer's beautiful streets you start to see this imposing structure from a fair distance. But once you are under it, it's hard to fathom how this was built soooo many years ago to such precision. We walked under the Tower and turned back... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I know that medieval city gates had the functions of maintaining your city as a secure space, and providing a point where you can relieve travelling sales people of a charge, or a tax for entering the city to trade. But Speyer's gate was clearly also meant to impress. It is a statement, even today, of the city's worth and... More 

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Speyer, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful view. Take your time and walk the stairs all the way to the top of this old city-entrance.

Thank Marianne H
Oelde, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Just walk along the main street and enjoy the stunning Buildings and architectural brilliance. This is just one example.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

There is little doubt that the Old Gate would be the one of the first significant structure a traveler would feast his eyes upon when he arrives from the direction of the train station. One of the interesting thing about Speyer's Old Gate is the tower clock on the east and west face. Instead of 1 clock, each face accommodates... More 

Thank konshoe
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

55Meters tall and 154 steps if you want to climb to the top, the Altport dominates the far end of the first section of Maximilian Strasse from the Cathedral. Worth the climb for the views and then you can enjoy a coffee in one of the many pleasant pavement cafes in front of the Gate.

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