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You cannot miss this old town gate when walking though central Speyer. The Altpörtel Tower used to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Paul B
Maastricht, The Netherlands
City gate

If you are in the the town center walk the 100 or so yards to see the old city gate the tower has a... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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Maximilianstrasse, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 142392
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Altpörtel is one of the beautiful old doors of the city called Speyer, located in the sout-west region of Germany. It is located in the entrance of the old town of the city and it is the typical door in Germany. If you visit the...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You cannot miss this old town gate when walking though central Speyer. The Altpörtel Tower used to be the West gate of medieval Speyer and was built in the first half of the 13th century to replace a previous gate. The lower part of the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

If you are in the the town center walk the 100 or so yards to see the old city gate the tower has a working clockon botn sides.

Thank 1sonnybo
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Worth a visit and climb up to the top to get the dramatic views over the city . but be careful the path around the top is very narrow and only lends itself to one way traffic :)

Thank Hancocks
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Located in the Maximilianstrasse you will not miss it when arriving to the old town Impressive this main gate of the medieval city fortification. It has 55 meters high being one of the highest medieval towers in Germany.

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was once one of 68 towers of the old walls of Speyer. One of the highest in Germany, 55 meters high and regarded the most architecturally significant in Germany .was built first in 1250 and then again and higher in 1511 .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The city gate is really well worth a visit,it it is 175 ft tall and the most important town gate in Germany. It dates from 1176 and used to be part of the medieval fortifications being the main gate on the west part of town....More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I recommend the 369 degree view when you get to the top. What a beautiful city! The tower is part of the old city wall. Much worth the hike up!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 17 December 2017

It includes curiosities, such as a calibrating bar which was used to measure the land and was made available to medieval merchants.

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

this is one of the few places not destroyed by Louis 14th because his troops were housed in the adjoining building. It is right in the middle of the shopping district. You can walk to the top, but that option is only during the summer...More

Thank Ron C
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Please tell Trip advisor as they will not stop plaguing me with constant information on my customers!! . I have no interest or connection with this building so remove it from my site