City Gate in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Klingentor is one of the medieval gates of the historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Germany. The gate was built in the 14th century and served as one of the main entrances to the town’s fortified walls.

The Klingentor is named after the Klingengasse, which is the street that leads to the gate. It is located on the eastern side of the town and features a distinctive tower with a pointed roof and a clock face. The gate is also decorated with a variety of architectural features, including carvings and reliefs depicting mythical creatures and symbols.

Today, the Klingentor is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the town’s rich medieval heritage. Visitors can explore the gate and learn about its history and significance as one of the town’s main entrances. The tower offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding countryside, and visitors can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the town’s historic center.

The Klingentor is one of several gates that are part of the town’s historic walls, which were built in the Middle Ages to protect the town from invaders. The walls and gates have been beautifully preserved and restored, and are a major draw for visitors to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, providing a fascinating glimpse into the town’s rich history and architectural heritage.

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Visiting Klingentor

Address: Klingentor, Klingengasse, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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