The Owls' Tower

The Owls' Tower (HM13K9)

Location: Iphofen, Bavaria 97346 Lower Franconia
Country: Germany

N 49° 42.14', E 10° 15.798'

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Eulenturm

[Marker text in German:]
Bauzeit um 1500. Gef?ngnisturm f?r lebenl?nglich Verurteilte, auch ?Faulturm" genannt, weil die eingekerkerten nach ihrem Ableben nicht selten darin verfaulten. Zudem Pulverturm der Stadt und Wachturm: ?So der t?rmer ein gerenn im Felde und sonst was feindschaft betrifft ersieht, soll er in die drummelte sto ?en und dies anzeigen".

[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
Built around 1500. A prison tower for those sentenced to life imprisonment. Also called the "Rotting Tower" because prisoners were left to rot after their expiration. It was said of this tower, as well as the city's powder- and watch-towers: "Should the watchman make his rounds and encounter some hostility, he need only to point to these towers".
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HM NumberHM13K9
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)32U E 591093 N 5506301
Decimal Degrees49.70233333, 10.26330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 42.14', E 10° 15.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 42' 8.40" N, 10° 15' 47.88" E
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Area Code(s)503
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Birklinger Straße, Iphofen Bavaria 97346, DE
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