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55 METERS HIGH

Located in the Maximilianstrasse you will not miss it when arriving to the old town Impressive this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manuel P
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Very nice and important old city gate

This was once one of 68 towers of the old walls of Speyer. One of the highest in Germany, 55 meters... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Gidons51
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Herzliya, Israel
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Maximilianstrasse, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Maximilianstrasse you will not miss it when arriving to the old town Impressive this main gate of the medieval city fortification. It has 55 meters high being one of the highest medieval towers in Germany.

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was once one of 68 towers of the old walls of Speyer. One of the highest in Germany, 55 meters high and regarded the most architecturally significant in Germany .was built first in 1250 and then again and higher in 1511 .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The city gate is really well worth a visit,it it is 175 ft tall and the most important town gate in Germany. It dates from 1176 and used to be part of the medieval fortifications being the main gate on the west part of town....More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I recommend the 369 degree view when you get to the top. What a beautiful city! The tower is part of the old city wall. Much worth the hike up!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 17 December 2017

It includes curiosities, such as a calibrating bar which was used to measure the land and was made available to medieval merchants.

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

this is one of the few places not destroyed by Louis 14th because his troops were housed in the adjoining building. It is right in the middle of the shopping district. You can walk to the top, but that option is only during the summer...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The Altportel is a Medieval Clock Tower and was the Old Town gate Situated at the top of Maximilian Street this is full of history We weren’t able to climb the tower but enjoyed our visit

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is great buy for spectacular views of the city. Tickets are only 3 euros to climb to the top. The stairs are easy and there are museum rooms at different levels to rest and review.

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here last week while on holiday with my wife. For €3 you can climb to the top. Hell of a climb but you will be rewarded with spectacular views looking back up maximillion strasse towards the Dom.

Thank Patrick j D
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Altportel is the highest city gate in Germany, but besides this it is, perhaps, the most important symbol of Speyer. It is located at the other end of the central Masimillianshtrasse going from cathedral. In the Middle Ages Altportel apparently was the part of the...More

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Please tell Trip advisor as they will not stop plaguing me with constant information on my customers!! . I have no interest or connection with this building so remove it from my site
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