Busch Tower in Rostock, Germany - Encircle Photos

Busch Tower in Rostock, Germany

During the Middle Ages, Rostock was surrounded by stone walls. They averaged ten feet high and 3.5 feet thick. Outside the wall was a moat. Inside were platforms behind the battlements for soldiers to stand on during battle. Interspersed along the ramparts were six, octagon-shaped towers. The Busch tower is all that remains of the original defenses. It was reconstructed on the foundation of a previous tower in 1825. In the background is the spire of the Steintor gate.


Hinter der Mauer 1, 18055 Rostock, Germany


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