Busch Tower in Rostock, Germany - Encircle Photos

32 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.

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Hinter der Mauer 1, 18055 Rostock, Germany

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