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Frankenturm

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Frankenturm

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Renate V wrote a review Jun 2019
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions128 helpful votes
Trier displays so many different stages of history. This medieval tower is close to the market square and can easily be visited. You can only see it from the outside but that is impressive enough. Worth a few minutes of your time
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Date of experience: May 2019
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gentbrugg wrote a review Apr 2017
Moscow2,304 contributions617 helpful votes
The usual medieval tower, in Trier there were about ten similar towers. It looks pretty unattractive, although located in the heart of the city. Don't forget that from the original five floors here remained only three. The tower was defensive and at the same time residential, in it were quartered the officials of the Archdiocese. It found the expression in the entrance to the building - it was high above the ground, and in order to enter residents used a wooden ladder, which, if necessary, cleaned. Now it is a regular detail of the urban landscape in Trier, giving a touch of the medieval past to already modern city . Now the tower hosts a variety of concert and entertainment events, exhibitions, banquets and even scientific conferences.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Trainbleu wrote a review Mar 2017
Brussels, Belgium20,563 contributions696 helpful votes
The ‘Frankenturm’ - a tower house from the 11th century in the centre of Trier - is a very interesting sight because Germany has few of these tower houses. Trier is so lucky as to have another one, the Jerusalem Tower, close to the cathedral. The Frankenturm doesn’t take its name from the German tribe of the Franks, as one might think, but from Knight Franco von Senheim, who lived in the tower in the 14th century, so it’s actually ‘Franco’s tower’. When it was built, the tower was 82 feet high.; now only 45 feet remain, but it’s still an impressive construction. Like elsewhere in Trier, part of the building material for the tower has been taken from available Roman buildings. The Frankenturm had few openings and no access at street level. Its entrance was high up and could be closed off in case of danger. The Romanesque windows in the tower are historic, but the front and back entrances and the steps are modern additions. The Frankenturm has recently been restored and equipped with modern facilities, but it has not been turned into a museum. The interior can only be visited during special events or guided tours organised by the tourist office. The address and the location of the Frankenturm on the TA map seem to be wrong. The tower is to be found in the Dietrichstrasse, off Hauptmarkt. Just turn the corner at the Steipe and the Red House and walk down Dietrichtstrasse for about 500 metres.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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fjane84 wrote a review Jul 2016
Island of Malta, Malta626 contributions142 helpful votes
This is a very well preserved ancient tower, do some research as there is not much info on site and you can only view it from the outside. However its worth a look. It's not easy to find so prepare beforehand.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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J-W wrote a review May 2016
The Villages, Florida3,175 contributions437 helpful votes
Nice tower built in the 11th century. It is close to the city center and can be easily missed. So keep and eye our and enjoy this beautiful tower.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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