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Tower of the twelve at Sterzing

Natural Monument · Eisacktal · 949 m
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La Torre della Città é detta popolarmente Torre delle Dodici/Zwölferturm perché i rintocchi della sua campana richiamavano i cittadini alla pausa del mezzogiorno. Essa fu eretta sopra "la porta della città", in conci di granito grigio, tra il 1468 e il 1472 su disegno del vipitenese Hans Feur, che aveva collaborato alla costruzione del coro gotico della chiesa parrocchiale. Sopra i due fornici della porta due lastre di marmo (inserite nel 1478) ricordano una l'inizio dei lavori preparatori nel 1468 e l'altra la posa della prima pietra da parte del Duca Sigismondo d'Austria nel 1469. Con i suoi 46 m d'altezza la torre è il simbolo del prestigio raggiunto dalla città.

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46.898912, 11.431274
DMS
46°53'56.1"N 11°25'52.6"E
UTM
32T 685183 5196800
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Tower of the twelve at Sterzing

Stadtplatz 3
39049 Sterzing
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