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City wall

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The city wall was a ring-shaped enclosure of the city in the 13th century.

The inner city wall has a circumference of 1030 m. It was a ring-like enclosure of the town in the 13th century and adjoins the fortification of the castle to the east. The inner city wall, which is still well preserved in parts, comprises the medieval town consisting of the market, church square, Nebraer Straße, Schloßstraße, Klippe and Tränkstraße. This could only be reached through three town gates (the
The city wall was a ring-shaped enclosure of the city in the 13th century.

The inner city wall has a circumference of 1030 m. It was a ring-like enclosure of the town in the 13th century and adjoins the fortification of the castle to the east. The inner city wall, which is still well preserved in parts, comprises the medieval town consisting of the market, church square, Nebraer Straße, Schloßstraße, Klippe and Tränkstraße. This could only be reached through three town gates (the Steinwegpforte, the Tränktor and the inner Nebraer Tor). In the north-west and in the east there is a double wall with a maximum height of seven metres and a thickness of 1.6 to 1.8 metres. On the west and south sides it reaches a height of five to six meters. In the so-called "Schießgraben", a kennel of the inner city wall, there is the longest preserved part. 

The 5400 Saxon cubits (one Saxon cubit = ca. 56.53 cm) long outer city wall consisted of four gates and 20 alternating round and square towers. It included all former suburbs (Braunsgasse, Lederberg, Klosterstraße, Steinweg, Neuendorf, Freimarkt and Entenplan). The outer city wall included four access gates (Lederbergisches Tor, Döcklitzer Tor, Steinweger Tor and the outer Nebraer Tor). In the 19th century it was largely demolished. Only four defence towers and a few short sections of the wall remained. 
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