Tower in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The eastern quarter of Rothenburg, which is dominated by this tower, was almost completely destroyed in 1945. The tower itself was also badly hit, but was rebuilt soon after the war on a restitutive basis.
The Alt-Rothenburg association has set itself the task of documenting this destruction in an exhibition on the accessible and publicly accessible viewing platform of the Röderturm.Nowhere else in the city can the history of development and the reconstruction after 1945 be understood so closely and directly as from this tower.”Curia roda” refers to a clearing yard “rödlein” that can no longer be determined today, which was east of Rothenburg. whether this led to the naming of the city cannot be proven and is rather unlikely.
The original tower was a shell tower, i.e. open to the city center (only later were all towers completely walled up, since the defensive purpose was no longer given). The upper part, with its four corner cores, resembled the Stöberlein tower, completely different from today’s form. In 1945 the roof area was destroyed, the tower body was preserved up to today’s upper platform. After the war, tower construction in a different form.
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