The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor

The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor (HM1BVQ)

Location: Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886 Drome
Country: Germany

N 51° 51.936', E 12° 38.552'

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When Martin Luther came to Wittenberg in 1508 he saw three mighty gates around the heavily fortified town. At this place in 1508 was the Elbe Gate. In front of this gate was the Elbe suburb.

In 1829 the Princess Auguste of Saxony-Weimar came through this gate into the town. She was a guest of the commander of the fortress and on her way to her marriage with Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. In 1873 the destruction of the gate started.

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Als Martin Luther 1508 nach Wittenberg kam, erblickte er um das stark befestigte Wittenberg herum drei m?chtige Stadttore. An dieser Stelle befand sich einst das Elbtor. Davor lag die Elbvorstadt.

Im Jahre 1829 reiste die Prinzessin Auguste von Sachsen-Weimar durch das Elbtor in die Stadt ein. Sie nahm beim Festungskommandanten Quartier, um dann schlie?lich zu ihrer Verm?hlung mit dem Prinzen Wilhelm von Preu?en aufzubrechen. 1873 wurde mit dem Abbruch des Tores begonnen.
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HM NumberHM1BVQ
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Placed ByStadtwerke Lutherstadt Wittenberg GmbH
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)33U E 337685 N 5748717
Decimal Degrees51.86560000, 12.64253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 51.936', E 12° 38.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 51' 56.16" N, 12° 38' 33.12" E
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Elbstraße, Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 06886, DE
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