Galeerenturm

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Corner Waffenstraße/Mauergasse , Landau in der Pfalz, Germany

Galeerenturm Landau in der Pfalz Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Galeerenturm - the Prison Tower Apr 28, 2017
The tower is the last remnant of Landau's pre-1689 fortifications. It is located in the place of the castle that used to be in the northwestern corner of medieval Landau. The castle was demolished in 1308 and the stones were used to build the medieval town walls. These were torn down when the French built the baroque fortress under Vauban. Only this tower remained to be used as prison. Soon it was nicknamed Galeerenturm, the „galley tower“, instead of prison tower, and the name stayed, although it certainly has nothing to do with ancient Roman ships rowed by slaves.
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Landau in der Pfalz
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