Westtor / West Gate

Westtor / West Gate (HM21IY)

Location: Prichsenstadt, Bayern 97357 Unterfranken
Country: Germany
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N 49° 49.066', E 10° 21.04'

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Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk

Vorstadttor, auch Obertor, erbaut im Zuge der Mauervollendung von 1584-1587. Die Vorstadt stellte die Erweiterung der ursprünglichen Stadt dar.

An der Außenfassade des Tores befinden sich zwei Köpfe der damaligen ansbachischen Herrschaft, Markgraf Georg Friedrich und seine zweite Gemahlin Sophie von Braunschweig-Lüneburg und Celle.

Bis zum Jahre 1861 Torsperre

bis 1933 Abgabe von Pflasterzoll für Fremde, mit unterschiedlichen Gebühren je nach Fuhrwerk oder Ladung

1895 Obertor in Privatbesitz

1995 letzte Renovierung

[English translation:]

A "New District Gate", or "Upper Gate", built 1584-87 as part of the completion of the town walls. The new district was an extension of the original city area.

On the exterior facade of the gate are two heads of the ruling Ansbach family, Markgrave Georg Friedrich and his second wife, Sophie von Braunschweig-Lüneburg and Celle.

Until 1861 the gate was kept closed.

In 1895 the gate was in private possession.

Until 1933 a road toll was levied on non-residents, with charges depending on the vehicle or load.

The most recent renovation was in 1995. (Marker Number 1.)
HM NumberHM21IY
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Date Added Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees49.81776667, 10.35066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 49.066', E 10° 21.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 49' 3.96" N, 10° 21' 2.4" E
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Prichsenstadt Bayern 97357, DE
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