Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 67 out of 71 hikers


  • Eleion

    As its name suggests, the tower built around 1408 was used to store gunpowder and is one of the three towers of the northern flank.

    Using the example of the Powder Tower, a frequently practiced construction method of medieval buildings of this type can very well be explained: for the sake of simplicity and probably also for economic reasons, the towers were left open to the city side.

    Later, these were then bricked up for fire protection and stability reasons, or at least clad with wood.

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Heinz

    The tower is part of the city wall. At a walk on the battlements you can almost completely circle the city.

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    • May 29, 2017

  • HeikoGerNL

    you can walk around the city on the old defence wall

    • December 4, 2017

  • Jörg

    The Powder Tower is one of three towers that secure the city wall between Klingentor and Kummereck. The tower was previously called the Fürbringerturm.

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    • January 9, 2018

  • Jürgen Hild

    The tower is located directly at the large parking lot P5.

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    • September 7, 2018

  • Jürgen Hild

    Carriage rides are often offered in front of the Powder Tower.

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    • September 7, 2018

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Location: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Ansbach, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation420 m

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