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Bockenheimer Warte, Frankfurt

Bockenheimer Warte - Frankfurt, Germany
Bockenheimer Warte
Bockenheimer Landstra├če, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60325Map
+49 69 2123 8800(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Bockenheim
Overview

The Bockenheim watchtower is the only one of Frankfurt's Medieval towers without a fortified courtyard and water system. Constructed in 1434-35, the building acted as the lookout tower along the road that leads to Cologne. The Gothic tower, which was built in a cylindrical form, has a pyramid shaped roof and battlements. The half-timbered guard house is octagonal in shape and was accessible only by retractable steps. If need be, a large number of defenders could take cover in the room. There is a market at the foot of the tower once a week.

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