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Spital Bastion, Rothenburg

#9 of 22 in Historic Sites in Rothenburg
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Spital part of the town has been built at late middle ages. Due to strategic tip location they had to build entire fortress instead of small tower and gate. There is also very nice small (romantic...  more »
  • I exited Rothenburg via the Spital Bastion. It was getting dark so just a quick visit. Looked very cool! Interesting architecture too!  more »
  • Very beautiful and well preserved. Worth sight seeing
  • A lovely village
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