Grauer Turm - Fritzlar, Hessen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
N 51° 07.913 E 009° 16.166
32U E 518852 N 5664525
Quick Description: At 37 m height, the "Grey Tower" which was first mentioned in 1274, is the tallest still standing urban Watchtower in Germany.
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/5/2014 5:15:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMM1WK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 1

Long Description:
The medieval town of Fritzlar was looped by a 2.5 km long wall which was 7.5 to 10 m high and 3 m thick on average. At strategic locations it had high watch towers. The old fortifications, however, were neglected since the Seven Years' War, for financial reasons, and probably also because of their uselessness against modern artillery.

Source of information: www.schwalm-eder-kreis.city-map.de (visit link)
Type: Remnant

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