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The gate tower in the west of the old town is now standing free. Of course it used to be connected with the town walls. It protected a town gate and the spot where the Neckar branch entered the boundaries of the town - a vulnerable spot in case of a siege.
The tower is a 'shell tower', i.e. only the three walls that face the outside are made from solid stone. Towards the interior of the town the tower was open, this side was then closed with a light half-timbered wall.
The timberframe work shows the elegant construction system of the "Alemannic Man".
The horizontal metal pole with the balancing person is a recent acquisition, a funny artwork.
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