GORLITZ – MORE TOWERS and CITY WALLS

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Nothing like a bath to start off  a day of sightseeing!

May 6, 2015

Gorlitz’s  defense in the  13th  century was  the typical medieval combination of  look out towers and  walls  built around the city.  Most of the  city walls  and towers were destroyed in 1848 and the stones reused to build  a  barracks.   But what remains makes for a pleasant  stroll and step back in time.

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The Reichenbach Tower dates from the 13th century with some remodeling done in 1485 and 1782.   The tower housed guards on alert for invasion and watchman who kept a lookout for fires.

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The Nikolai Tower  is the oldest of Gorlitz’s tower.  What remains  of the city walls  is near the base of the Nikolai and  lines a peaceful park.

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Entrance now to a park.

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Bird of the day.  Yes, it is raining and neither of us were very happy

about it.  Or, maybe he wasn’t  happy with me sneaking up on him.

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Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

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