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Reichenturm (Rich Tower)

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  • Bautzen
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Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Bautzen's city walls have a number of gates and towers. This one, at the end of Reichenstrasse, is the most impressive. Although the tower base dates from 1490, it was damaged in four city fires (in 1620, 1639, 1686, and 1747) and rebuilt, hence its baroque cupola. The reconstruction caused the tower to lean, however, and its foundation was further damaged in 1837. The "Leaning Tower of Bautzen" currently sits about 5 feet off center. The view from the top is a spectacular vista of Bautzen and the surrounding countryside.

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Reichenstr. 1, Bautzen, Saxony, Dā€“02625, Germany

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Published 04/24/2016


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