Neubrandenburg Things to Do

  • Neu-Brandenburg, house in the city wall
    Neu-Brandenburg, house in the city wall
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  • Neu-Brandenburg, house in the city wall
    Neu-Brandenburg, house in the city wall
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  • City ramparts and guardhouses
    City ramparts and guardhouses
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    City ramparts and guard houses.

    by hundwalder Updated Feb 12, 2007

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    A long section of the medieval Neubrandenburg city ramparts are still intact. The mortered stone walls which were built very sturdy and thick, have admirably withstood the forces of invaders and nature over the 650 years that they have stood.

    Photo #1 shows three of the many half timbered guard houses that were built directly into the massive walls. They were spaced at close intervals. The militiamen defended their city from them while they provided housing for their families. Also shown is the stone pedestrian promenade that runs the entire length of the ramparts. Relax in the public greenbelt area adjoining both sides of the ancient walls.

    Photo #2 is a closeup view of one of the guard houses. These perfectly restored houses now serve as shops, pubs, and eateries. The one shown is a small restaurant having great ambience. I cannot comment on the quality of the food because we did not eat there.

    Address: Near east city tor ( gate )

    Directions: See my other tip for directions and getting to Neubrandenburg.

    City ramparts and guardhouses Guardhouse converted to a restaurant
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    Neubrandenburg tor

    by hundwalder Updated Feb 9, 2007

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    Neubrandenburg is a fairly large industrial city located about 120 km. north of Berlin. Although the city has only a few tourist attractions, it is well worth a short stop for people visiting the region.

    As is the case with so many European cities during medieval times, massive ramparts were built to defend the city against invaders. A long section of the Neubrandenburg ramparts are still perfectly intact and very well preserved. All four of the city tor ( gates ) are still intact, and maintained at or near their original conditions. The red brick tor and defense tower shown in the photo is located on the east side of altstadt ( old town ). This structure exhibits a forceful display of architecture, with strong vertical lines being emphasized. The white inlaid designs are even a bold symbol of strength. As indicated by the Gothic arched rooms above the gate, these structures served multiple functions, including housing of the city militia. The central gate was used for wagon and equestrian traffic, while the small side gate was for pedestrians.

    Three other well spaced gates displaying the same style of architecture still guard altstadt.

    Address: altstadt Neubrandenburg ( east entry )

    Directions: Easy to find. Follow the signpostings for " centrum ".

    East Neubrandenburg tor
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    Another fine example of local architecture

    by egonwegh Written Oct 11, 2011

    Another fine example of the local architecture, one of the buildings set within the city wall itself. This one is the restaurant where we dined seen from the back.

    Neu-Brandenburg, house in the city wall
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    Brandenburg's Tor

    by Marie-Claude Updated Sep 28, 2004

    Neubrandenburg has a historical center closed by a wall and 4 entries (Tor), there is a small path to walk around the wall, Very nice walk!

    one of Neubrandenburgtor
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