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Posted on 07 April 2012

VISBY


 Visby ringmur

Фото 1. Городская крепостная стена. Швеция, ВисбюCity walls (Visby ringmur)

In 1288 for protection from enemies and riots around the city erected a fortress wall.

The total length of 3.4 kilometers of the wall, and the highest point - 11 meters.

Originally there were 29 terrestrial and 22 wall towers, ground today - 27.

The first wall was only about 6 feet in height.

The oldest part of the wall - this is the Powder Tower (Kruttornet), it was built in 1100-ies.

Sprundflaskan - this tower was built in the late 1300's or early 1400-ies.

Maiden's Tower (Jungfrutornet) - built in the 1400's, it served to defend the city from the sea.
From this tower linked local legend: the girl from the town of Visby in love with the Danish king and betrayed their city, to punish her immured alive in the tower itself, and since then it is called the Maiden.
Today we know that the towers did not yet exist, but nevertheless, the legend is played annually at the Festival of Medieval Week.
More she served in the Middle Ages as a prison for prostitutes.

Lubeckerbraschen - the so-called partially destroyed part of the wall where possible in 1525 the army stormed the city of Luebeck.

Langa Lisa - a tall tower with six floors.

Kajsartornet - this tower since the late 1600s and until 1850 was used as a prison. Now there is a prison museum.

The perimeter wall was reduced in the 1884-1886 years.


Фото 3. Городская крепостная стена. Швеция, Висбю           

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