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OsthofenTor - East Hofen Gate in Soest / Germany
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OsthofenTor - East Hofen Gate Soest / Germany description:

The current Osthofen city gate was built during the 16th century (probably 1523-1526 but some sources point to 1594-1603). In 1890, the adjoining city walls were broken off, leaving the gate as detached building. Between 1978 and 1982 a city museum was started showing a lot of weapons.

You see wide embrasures, useful for fire weapons (and canons???). The city entrtance is under a widepointed arch. Remarkable are the corner oriels with trilobate tracery, the oriel in the middle with a tabernacle and half-reliefs besides it, and heigher a decorated frieze.



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