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  Uhrturm - Clock tower dismantled in 1873
by robertbaum
  • Uhrturm - Clock tower dismantled in 1873 - Wiesbaden
      Uhrturm - Clock tower dismantled in 1873
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  • Restaurant Uhrturm - Wiesbaden
      Restaurant Uhrturm
    by robertbaum

The clock tower is not existing anymore but you can find traces, like the Restaurant Uhrturm that was built on its former location and a sign at the restaurant stating the fact of its former existence.

It was first mentioned in 1453 as a bell tower originally to give alarm in the case of a fire. Later in the 16th century a clockwork was installed with a clock face on two sides. In the 19th century the gap between the clock tower and the adjacent buildings, measuring a mere 3 metre, became too narrow for horse carts, so the clock tower was finally dismantled in 1873. In the same year the restaurant was opened.

Restaurant Uhrturm
Marktstr. 15
65183 Wiesbaden
Tel. +49 611 373030

Website: http://www.main-rheiner.de/tagblatt/region/objekt.php3?artikel_id=2080143

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  • Written Apr 19, 2008
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