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Spital Bastion

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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The jungest and most powerful bastion

" Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus " - Peace to those who enter, heal the outward. So greets the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wurzburg, Germany
Stop along the wall walk

Had no idea about this fascinating place until I literally stumbled along it walking the Rothenburg... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

" Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus " - Peace to those who enter, heal the outward. So greets the mighty bulwark of the city fortification to its visitors. At the final of the 16th century Leonhard Weidmann created this impressive defense structure in form of a...More

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had no idea about this fascinating place until I literally stumbled along it walking the Rothenburg wall. Explore the nooks & crannies, high & low, this was a highlight of the day walking.

Thank codym481
Reviewed 15 December 2016

When you imagine what defending a walled city might involve, this is the place to experience the gun and cannon ports, the narow walls and wide spaces to move cannons and supplies. But make sure you bring a tripod for your camera, since the interiors...More

Thank rk821
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This gateway is more fortress than gate. It appears to be almost a triple gate as it has at least two courtyards in it. The architecture is fabulous and gives you a real taste for how medieval cites were built and protected. Many people do...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The history in this area is amazing. Wonderful Architecture is all around you in this town. History speaks to you from the walls! Shhh listen.

Thank LucyandROger2014
Reviewed 9 June 2016

After you find the plonlein, just keep moving ahead and you will find this big portal named Spitalbastei. Interesting hard architecture.

1  Thank Guilherme F
Reviewed 19 December 2015

If you are walking the walls, do so around the bastion and give it a look. Nothing earth-shattering but it is a nice piece of architecture. Not as old as some of the city but quite nice.

Thank G C
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Pros: Sightseeing is free Cons: None that I can think of This structure is one of the best parts of the original city wall. If you have limited time to explore the walls, explore the bastion site. You can really get a feeling for how...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The beefy structure reminded me of a squat tower surrounding a compound in itself. From the outside it was a rather impressive structure but going inside it was anything but. It was dark and uninviting, abandoned of course but if not for fellow visitors touring...More

2  Thank konshoe
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Really interesting to walk around in this part of the wall. It is obviously where the defending of the town took ace. It is really the only part of the wall that does not have a precipice next to it, so there is a series...More

Thank Fiona S
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