Wehrturm Megaliturm Richensee ⚔

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    Somewhat hidden, behind the restaurant Löwen lies the castle ruins. Keep your eyes open!

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    • August 29, 2019

  • Thunderbird55

    Around the year 1237 the megalithic tower (megalith = large stone) in Richensee is built by the Counts of Kyburg, and the town is founded. The tower used to have a wooden structure that towered over the tower. The tower is the official residence of the bailiff, the center of power, status symbol and fortification. The base area is approx. 11.5 m to 11.5 m. The average wall thickness at ground level is about 3.5 m. In the tower there was an apartment which could be reached via a high entrance to 9,2 m height. To the high entrance led a stone staircase, which could be removed in case of war. The now ground level in the tower leading passage dates from the 19th century, when there was a nail forge.
    In the 1920s, the tower was restored by the canton. In 2013, comprehensive remedial measures were begun that aimed at stabilizing the masonry.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • August 31, 2019

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Location: Hitzkirch, Hochdorf, Lucerne, Switzerland

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