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Das Altpörtel in Speyer

Das Altpörtel in Speyer

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Altpörtel was the western city gate in the city wall of Speyer. As if by a miracle, the Old Gate missed the devastation of the Palatinate War of Succession. Today you can climb up to the top floor in the city gate and enjoy the view of Speyer and the cathedral from above.

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    • October 29, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    The Altpörtel was the western city gate Speyer and part of the medieval fortification, which included 68 wall and gate towers. It forms opposite the cathedral the conclusion of the Maximilianstrasse.
    The construction began in 1230 and three hundred years later the top floor of the tower was added, with the late Gothic tracery parapet and arcade arches of the gallery. The steep roof with the lantern dates back to 1708. At 55 meters, it is one of the highest and most important city gates in Germany. Richly structured, the side facing the city presents itself, the loopholes of the west side indicate the defensive function of the tower.
    On the northern side of the Old Gate Passage is an iron bracket attached. It represents the Speyerer normal measure, the 28 cm high, so-called Speyerer Normalschuh, which was the measure of all things for every trader in Speyer. Due to fortunate circumstances, the tower survived the city destruction in 1689 and remained as one of the few remains of the medieval city fortifications. The name Altpörtel gives up puzzles, the derivation of the Latin alta porta = high gate can be found nowhere.
    On the east and west sides of the Altpörtels two dials of the tower clock are attached. The hands on the large dials indicate the hour, the hands on the small dials the quarter-hour. Earlier, the hour was the most important time indication. Therefore, the dials indicating the full hours are considerably larger than the dials indicating "only" the quarter hours. In addition, the hour dial on the outside is larger, so that travelers could recognize the time even from a distance.
    Take the trouble and climb the tower (magnificent view of the city!). Source: speyer.de/sv_speyer/en/Tourismus/Vision/Altp%C3B6rtel

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    • May 29, 2017

  • Jochen

    Beautiful city gate. Limits the pedestrian area.

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    • August 20, 2017

  • Schlofwandler

    Most of the photos show the Alpörtel.

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    • March 19, 2020

  • Highfield

    you can climb the tower for a small fee. With a nice panorama and a bit of history is also conveyed

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    • May 4, 2020

  • Mahama

    The old gate was the western city gate of Speyer. Today there is an exhibition about the city fortifications and the history of the old gate. You can climb the old gate (approx. 30m) and have a very good view of the old town and the surrounding area.

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    • May 10, 2020

  • 🅰️ndreas

    It is really worth a visit to the old town

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    • September 12, 2018

  • DanielHD

    With a height of 55 meters, it is one of the highest and most important city gates in Germany

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    • March 31, 2019

  • Kurpfalzradler

    Here you go through, if you want to Neustadt.

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    • November 9, 2019

  • Mull

    Speyer is always worth a tour.

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    • November 29, 2019

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    Beautiful old town, a visit is always worthwhile.

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    • March 18, 2020

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    The beautiful old city gate in Speyer, called Altpörtel - Alte Pforte.

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    • March 18, 2020

  • 🚴🏼‍♀️ TRAILQUEEN 🆙 🚴🏼‍♀️

    City gate in the pedestrian zone

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    • June 12, 2020

  • Kurpfalzradler

    The old gate was formerly a gate into the city, today the gate is in the middle of the city, but after walking through, you have a wonderful shopping and strolling passage in front of you. At the end there is the mighty cathedral.

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    • May 27, 2020

  • jo

    Old city gate of Speyer

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Manfred

    The old gate was the western city gate of Speyer. Today there is an exhibition about the city fortifications and the history of the old gate. You can climb the old gate (about 30m) and have a very good view of the old town and the surrounding area. It's really nice to see

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    • September 18, 2020

  • Mull

    Speyer is always worthwhile

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Mull

    Speyer is very versatile - there is something for everyone

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    • June 20, 2019

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