Untertor - Laufen, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 25.391 E 007° 30.026
32T E 386898 N 5253282
Quick Description: Untertor is the northern gate of Laufen, one of the three remaining gates of the medieval town fortification.
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:35:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZER
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Long Description:
The town wall of Laufen and the gates were built shortly after Laufen received town rights in 1295.

The current structure of Untertor is based on a building from the 15th century and has been madificated many times through the centuries. Originally there was a drawbridge at the outside, later a stone bridge. The clocks were first mentioned in 1530. The murals - St. Martin at the south face, the coat of arms and a scene showing the prince-bishop of Basel awarding town right to Laufen are from the mid-18th century.
Type: Remnant

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