Breisach am Rhein Travel Guide

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    by trvlrtom Written Feb 7, 2010

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    A main route to the old town is by taking Via Munsterberstasse, on the southwest part of the hill facing the Rhine River. There are good views along the old road, and you pass through the Hagenbachturm. It is named for having served as prison for a nobleman named Peter of Hagenbach in 1474. The nobleman probably didn't enjoy his time in prison, and had no idea his name would live for centuries.

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    Gauklerbrunnen

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    Located in what used to be the town's Jewish quarter is this newer fountain. It was designed and built in reference to a family of local artists, the Traper family. The center figure in the fountain is engaged in a delicate balancing act.
    Steps away from the fountain is the Kupretor, or Copper Gate, and the Jewish Congregation Rooms.

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    On of the major sights of Cathedral Hill, the Upper Town, is the Radbrunnernturm. This is an old wheel well tower located in the center of Radbrunnallee, which runs through the center. The tower is above a deep drinking water well that was first built in the late 12th century. In medieval times the tower was used as the town hall and court, and also torture chamber. Currently it is used for art exhibitions.

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