Andernach Fortifications by EuroTourData
Andernach Medieval Fortifications began with the Roman fortification of Castellum Anternacum and were expanded in the Middle Ages around 1300 and were rebuilt several times afterward. The well-preserved city fortification is one of the most important monuments of the medieval fortification on the Rhine. Info is based on the article Liste der Kulturdenkmäler in Andernach of German Wikipedia.
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History of Andernach Fortifications
Andernach was the residence of the Franconian royal court, and this led to the fact that the Roman fortifications of the city were constantly updated and repaired. In 876, King Louis the Younger of East Franconia, relied on Andernach fortifications in the Battle of Andernach.
In 1109, the Archbishop of Cologne Friedrich I. von Schwarzenburg created the new fortification around Andernach. The construction work consisted of rebuilding the Roman wall in the north, west, and southwest of the city and building a new wall in the east. The new eastern wall protected that part of the city that had already gone beyond the Roman wall. In 1249, another archbishop of Cologne Konrad von Hochstaden expanded the eastern city gate with a tower and enlarged and strengthened the defensive walls.
In 1633, imperial troops opened fire on Andernach, occupied by Swedes. Because of the shelling, a fire broke out and the fortifications of the city were damaged. In 1646, the French Marshal Turenne intensively shelled Andernach to artillery. However, he could not take the fortifications of the city.
|Tourist Audience||Cultural heritage tourism|
|German original name||Stadtbefestigung Andernach|
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|Tourist Info||Andernach Town Administration|
|Rhine Bastion||Discover Rhine Bastion|
|Hindenburgwall Defensive Wall||Discover Hindenburgwall Defensive Wall|
|Koblenz Gate||Discover Koblenz Gate|
|Andernach Castle||Discover Andernach Castle|
|Powder Tower||Discover Powder Tower|
|Otten Tower||Discover Otten Tower|
|Brothers Tower||Discover Brothers Tower|
|Helmet Tower||Discover Helmet Tower|
|Dadenberg Tower||Discover Dadenberg Tower|
|Agrippastrasse Tower||Discover Agrippastrasse Tower|
|Round Tower||Discover Round Tower|
|Konrad-Adenauer-Allee Defensive Wall||Discover Konrad-Adenauer-Allee Defensive Wall|
|Rhine Gate||Discover Rhine Gate|
Useful Info for travelers to Andernach Fortifications
|Train||Info to trips of Deutsche Bahn|
|Bus||Info to trips of Deutsche Bahn|
Data Catalog to Andernach Fortifications
Data Catalog to Andernach Medieval Fortifications of Germany Fortifications, by EuroTourData.
ETD ID: andfort-germ.
Tags: tourist attraction, germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, fortifications.
Creator: Nikolaj Antonov
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