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Zwinger Tower and Museum
Zwinger Tower, Goslar
Just like the Broad Gate, one of Goslar’s four main town gates, the massive Zwinger Tower arrests the attention of those driving by. Pedestrians in the green belt park, as well, stop to gaze in awe. Built to protect the Rammelsberg and the east flank of the town up to the Broad Gate, it was one of the mightiest defences in Europe. Up to 1000 people could find safety in its four storeys in case of siege. Measuring 26 metres in diameter, the tower’s lower walls are over 6 metres thick. Today it houses a private Museum of the Late Middle Ages where armour and weapons for knights and musketeers, instruments of torture as well as boors’ weapons from 1524 are on display. From the rooftop there is a good view across Goslar and toward the mountains.
Hours: April - October: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., November - March: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults 2.60 €, Concessions 1.30 €.
[ Source: http://www.goslar.de/sights/344-zwinger.html ]
Address: Thomasstraße 2, 38640 Goslar-Harz
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Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the northwestern slopes of the Harz mountain range. The Old Town of Goslar and the nearby Mines of Rammelsberg are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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