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Barbican of the Marientor in Naumburg (Saale)

Inside the barbican of a gate named Marientor in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

Of five town gates, only one is left. The Marientor is a gate dating back to 1445. It consists of a tower with the for the region typical conical roof and a barbican covered by a late Gothic wall-walk.

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Town wall of Wiener Neustadt

Mural depicting the town wall

An interesting way to learn about the former town wall of Wiener Neustadt. At the Reyergasse 10 I saw this mural depicting the walls around the city. Some parts are still to see. E.g. the Reckturm dating back to 13th century is placed at the north-western corner of the city.

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The town wall of Nuremberg

Town wall of Nuremberg, Germany

Nürnberg (Nuremberg) is still surrounded by a strong town wall to a large extend. I had this view from the room of my hotel which was situated inside the walls. So I had this excellent view of the guard’s walkway.

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Wall ruins in Regensburg

Town walls of Regensburg, Germany

Two wall ruins near the railway station of Regensburg. The wall in the foreground was built in medieval times, the wall in the background is even from ancient Roman period.

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Ungartor in Friedberg

Ungartor in Friedberg, Austria

The walls of Friedberg were built with money from the ransom for Richard I of England (‘Richard the Lionheart’). The gate depicted above is a reconstruction and is known as ‘Ungartor’.

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City walls of Friesach

The town walls of Friesach, Austria

The town of Friesach is still surrounded by a water-filled moat. The structure on the left side is a reconstruction of a Bäckertauche. In earlier times a Bäckertauche was used as a punishment tool similar to a cucking stool.

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Posttor (Olsator) in Friesach

Olsator in Friesach, Austria

On my walk through Friesach I discovered this cute idea to visualize the old gate called Posttor or Olsator in its shape of about 1200 AD. The sign was transparent so I was able to match past and presence. More…

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Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava

Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava, Czech Republic

The top of a tower gate named Gate of Holy Mother (Brána Matky Boží) in Jihlava. In this city composer Gustav Mahler grew up.

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City walls of Radstadt

Town walls of Radstadt, Austria

On a train journey through Pongau, a region of the Austrian state Salzburg, I took this photo through the windows of my train. It shows parts of the city walls of Radstadt. The city was founded in 13th century and is member of the Small Historic Cities (Kleine Historische Städte) of Austria. More…

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City wall of Třeboň

Town wall of Třeboň, Czech Republic

A lovely part of the city wall of the Czech city Třeboň. The city wall was built in the years 1525 – 1527. Another attraction of the city are the buildings along the market place dating back to  the 16th century. More…

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Roman wall of Ljubljana

Roman wall of Ljubljana, Slovenia

On a sunny day in autumn I walked along the reconstruced Roman city wall of Ljubljana. During the Roman period this place was known as Colonia Iulia Aemona or just Emona. More…

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City Walls Roman Empire

Roman walls in Ljubljana

Outside the roman wall of Ljubljana

The ancient Roman name of Ljubljana was Emona. Today one can still see some Roman elements in the city. E.g. this redesign of a part of the Roman town walls created by architect Jože Plečnik. More…