The medieval old town of Prichsenstadt in Lower Franconia with its well-preserved town fortifications from the 14th century is now protected as an official architectural and archaeological monument. The impressive sights of the historic town centre include the town church of St. Sixtus with its tower, which served as a lookout point for a long time. Where the stately castle of Prichsenstadt once stood, the last remains of the structure can now be seen in the so-called Freihof – a representative gabled roof building with stepped gables. The western suburban gate is a particularly striking feature of the town fortifications. In the centre of the inner fortification is the town tower, which was raised by one storey in the 18th century.