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Inscriptions of Ingolstadt



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One of the secondary gates of the historic city of Ingolstadt was the Taschentor, on the southwestern side of the city. On the wall of the gate tower you can see the inscription described here.

Photo Taschenturm Ingolstadt: general view from inside the city

General view from inside the city




Photo Taschenturm Ingolstadt: general view from outside the city

General view from outside the city

Photo Ingolstadt: inscription of the Taschenturm


All the photos of this page:
Hans-Rudolf Hower, 2011

Photo Taschenturm Ingolstadt: the city wall from outside the city

City wall near the Taschenturm, from outside the city

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Original Text (in German)


der Stadtmauer

Erbaut um 1390



Secondary gate
of the city wall

Built by 1390

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The name of the Taschenturm is due to the use of Taschen (another German word for Ziegel, which means tiles) for the roof of the tower. As the tower is part of a gate (German Tor), the name of the tower is often extended to Taschentorturm, as you see in our inscription.

According to the German Wikipedia, this gate and tower were built on the occasion of the city expansion in the second half of the 14th century. It was considered as a secondary gate but was one of the two only gates to the southwest for a long time (beside the Münzbergtor).

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Municipality of Ingolstadt

Official site (German language).


In the English Wikipedia.

Encyclopaedic article on the city of Ingolstadt.

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Taschenturm (Ingolstadt)

In the German Wikipedia.

Detailed encyclopaedic article on this secondary gate of the historic city of Ingolstadt.


In the German Wikipedia.

Short encyclopaedic article on this gate of the historic city of Ingolstadt.

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Arrival by Public Transport

For the arrival in Ingolstadt, see Inscriptions of Ingolstadt.

Looking at the front of the Old Cityhall (Altes Rathaus), take the Sauerstraße to the left and continue straight ahead till the end of the Kanalstraße, where you turn to the left and immediately to the right into the Taschenturmstraße. You will soon find the Taschenturm at the end of this street.

Indications concerning the arrival correspond to our personal knowledge or even experience, but we cannot assume any responsibility for their rightness. When you are reading this page, things may have changed in reality.

Hans-Rudolf Hower, 2012

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