Spital Bastion, Rothenburg

A major medieval landmark in Rothenburg, Spital Bastion once represented a key part of the city's network of defensive fortifications. Constructed in the 1580s, the bastion stands on the site of a much earlier structure, which served a similar defensive purpose during the 13th century. The well-preserved fortification features an unusual design resembling a figure eight, with two courtyards and an adjacent moat. Explore the various gates and walkways, and look for the inscription over the main gate, which translates to, "Peace to those who enter, farewell to those who leave." By using our Rothenburg trip itinerary app , you can arrange your visit to Spital Bastion and other attractions in Rothenburg.
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  • It is the south gate of the beautiful (or rather pretty) castle town in the lush south Germany. There are a lot of natural greenery in the surroundingarea, but when i passed through this gate, the buildings were lined up and it was a clear boundary. Walking along the walls from the gate will make history feel strong.
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  • There is no better start to the atmosphere than entering the city from the Sital bastion. Imposing and curved in shape welcomes you with its two cannons. Pass under the first door flanked by a characteristic lattice house to walk the bridge over the moat that will lead you to a courtyard, semi-circular, where you can enjoy the freshness of a large oak tree. After a second door you can enter the rampart through a wooden door and visit it. Inside, mighty walls hold an entirely wooden structure on which the roof is resting. The atmosphere is atmospheric. To visit without missing the wooden bridge.
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  • Very beautiful and well preserved. Worth sight seeing
  • A lovely village
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