Ruckesser (Schwefelturm)

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  • Eleion

    The Ruckesser was built in the years 1385 to 1390 and was once a massive, rectangular wall tower of considerable size. Unfortunately, the tower was demolished to the height of the city wall - before you could dominate from here the Gebsattler- or Spitaltor and even more the Kobolzeller gate.

    Because he also served as a powder store, he also got the name "sulfur tower". Because black powder contained in addition to the constituents potassium nitrate and charcoal just the smell-intensive sulfur.

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Heinz

    The Ruckesser is part of the city wall and integrated into the bastion.

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    • May 29, 2017

  • HeikoGerNL

    you can walk around the city on the all defence wall

    • December 4, 2017

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


  • Elevation420 m

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