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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.
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 .
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
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
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.
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