During the Middle Ages, the town of Frankfurt was regularly threatened by men on horseback, who rode in from other areas and attempted to burn down parts of the town, take away livestock and rob local merchants. The first watchtower, built as a means of protecting the town, was erected at the end of the 14th Century. As the first tower was made of wood, it did not last forever and was replaced by a stone construction in 1552. This has survived centuries of turmoil, and is now used as a ventilation pipe for the town's sewage system. How the mighty have fallen!
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Galluswarte