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The Romantic Road Sights

St. Georg

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 11/18/2013

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Watchmen still sound out the traditional "So G'sell so" ("All's well") message from the 300-foot tower of the central parish church of St. Georg at half-hour intervals between 10 pm and midnight. The tradition goes back to an incident during the Thirty Years' War, when an enemy attempted to slip into the town and was detected by a resident. You can climb the 365 steps up the tower—known locally as the Daniel—for an unsurpassed view of the town and countryside,

including, on clear days, 99 villages.

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Marktpl., Nördlingen, 86720, Germany

Sight Details:

  • Tower €3
  • Apr.–Oct., weekdays 9:30–12:30 and 2–5; weekends 9:30–5; winter months, Tues.–Sat. 10:30–12:30. Tower Daily - Jan.&Feb., Nov. 10-4; Mar.&Apr., Oct. 10-5; May&Jun., Sep. 9-6; Jul.&Aug. 9-7; Dec 9-5

Updated 11/18/2013


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