Wangen im Allgäu town wall

Wangen im Allgäu town wall


City fortifications from the Middle Ages

The town wall of Wangen im Allgäu gives an idea of what the townscape looked like in the Middle Ages. In the 13th century, the town wall initially only encompassed the upper town and was then extended to the lower town in the 15th century. In addition to large parts of the former town fortifications, four of the former town gates are well preserved: the Martin’s Gate, the Women’s Gate and the Leutkircher Gate – also called the Ravensburger Tor. The gates interrupted the medieval ensemble of buildings and served various purposes, such as connecting the upper and lower town. Of the preserved former town gates, the Martinstor, which is decorated with elaborate paintings, is considered the most worth seeing.


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