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Address: Maximilianstrasse, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6232 142392

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The most important symbol of Speyer

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... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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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 city wall, while being the gate tower. Otherwise, why would it have been to arrange... More 

1 Thank gentbrugg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This tower is very impressive with a large clock. It has a small room under it with a chamber that has chains and tools - likely a cell for people that had no business entering the city. It was solid and very lovely from the outside. My 9 year old was fascinated by the structure.

Thank Quinten S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It gives an atmosphere to the center of town, the Maximilianstrasse is the main street dotted with cafes and restaurants

Thank Ana Maria W
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This old fortification, was being used as the main entrance of the city. Interesting architecture, nice historical point.

Thank Antonin B
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The tower is located on the other side of pedestrian area while walking through the old town from the Cathedral. It is very well preserved and it has the tower clock working. Eventhough it is not that old as the Cathedral, you may just stop by and get the idea of the medieval fortification. Lean on the wall in the... More 

1 Thank Lennigan
Vancouver, Canada
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236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

One of the old gates to the town, this is a reminder of how life was like in these old walled villages. There is a 1€ fee to climb to the top. On a couple floors there are displays which are interesting. At the top, you can walk all the way around and get great views of the entire city.

Thank Lonelobster
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

there was a beer fest (August) when i was visiting this place, and tables were arranged under this clock tower, and a stage not far from here.

Thank nnchin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Speyer and had to drop by the Clock Tower. As you walk along the Speyer's beautiful streets you start to see this imposing structure from a fair distance. But once you are under it, it's hard to fathom how this was built soooo many years ago to such precision. We walked under the Tower and turned back... More 

Thank CanuckinDhaka
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I know that medieval city gates had the functions of maintaining your city as a secure space, and providing a point where you can relieve travelling sales people of a charge, or a tax for entering the city to trade. But Speyer's gate was clearly also meant to impress. It is a statement, even today, of the city's worth and... More 

Thank corkdave
Speyer, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Beautiful view. Take your time and walk the stairs all the way to the top of this old city-entrance.

Thank Marianne H

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