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Bulwark Tower (Bollwerksturm)

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Bulwark Tower (Bollwerksturm)


 The tower that imprisoned Götz von Berlichingen.


 Both the 13th century Bulwark Tower,
 located right next to the “Soleo” municipal
 baths, and the Götz Tower bear witness
 to the city's fortification which was started
 during the Hohenstaufen dynasty.
 In the middle of the 17th century, the Swedes
 and the French added a major bulwark to
 the fortification.
 The current name originated during these
 days, whereas before it was referred to
 as Spherical Tower.
 In 1519, Götz von Berlichingen, then a senior
 Württembergian civil servant in Möckmühl,
 was taken prisoner by the Swabian League
 and handed over to the imperial city where
 he spent one night of his imprisonment as
 a knight in this very tower.

The tower is open to the public. The key is available from the Heilbronn Tourist Information Office, Kaiserstraße 17 (Mon - Sat) and the City Archive (Sat & Sun).

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