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FIVE BUTTON TOWER IN GERMANY

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The five-button tower in Germany / Kaufbeuren is a defensive tower in the city wall of Kaufbeuren and at the same time the symbol of the city. The tower, built in 1420, is a typical Gothic five-button tower that served as the seat of the city fire watch.



 

From the hill, the old town could be overlooked and the population could be warned by a bell in the tower at the first signs of fire or other danger. The Türmerstube was inhabited until spring 2014.

 

A special feature is the shield installed in the east facade in 1917, which is fitted with 5387 nails as a war symbol in the style of a military man in iron. It shows in the form of a coat of arms the flags of the Central Powers allied in World War I : Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria, German Empire and Austria-Hungary.



 
 
 

Written By: Murat Mert

 
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