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Markusturm and Buttelhaus

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Address: Rodergasse, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Overpass that spans the street

The Buttelhaus is the large stone tower on the right side, behind Marksturm (Mark's Tower). Inside that structure today, the town stores its archival documents (must take up a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Built around the 12th century when the first city wall was erected, the Markus Tower and Roder Arch were probably the oldest remants of this Bavarian Town. Behind the tower is the Buttelhaus, a former prison and now the city's archive. This is quite close to the townhall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The Buttelhaus is the large stone tower on the right side, behind Marksturm (Mark's Tower). Inside that structure today, the town stores its archival documents (must take up a lot of space, given the town's long history). Up until the 18th century, it had been a prison. The Marksturm is a delightful covered gate entry (with a clock right under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The tower is one of the oldest structures in Rothemburg. You can miss its location because it`s quite central. It was oart of the first city limit when this city was important because it was located in a central passage for the merchants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Mark's Tower, with its distinctive hipped roof, is amongst Rothenburgs oldest wall ring from 12. Century. It was part of the first town fortress. The tower is 22 metres high and its wall thickness up to two metres is very powerful. Next to the White Tower, you will find the medieval Jewish Dance Hall. The small adjacent garden has ancient... More 

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