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Diebsturm

Oberer Schrannenplatz, Lindau, Bavaria, Germany
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Unusual Building

This is an unusual shaped tower. It is round with a pointed roof and several little turrets. Its... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Kevin F
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Unusal Photo OP

Not much to say other than this is a fairy tale photo op. I was told by a resident that this was... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Kathyey1
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 Jul 2017
“Unusal Photo OP”
1 Sep 2017
“Unusual Building”
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Oberer Schrannenplatz, Lindau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is an unusual shaped tower. It is round with a pointed roof and several little turrets. Its English name is 'Thieves or Criminals Tower'. It was built in about 1400 and was the westernmost point in the former city fortification. It has also served...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not much to say other than this is a fairy tale photo op. I was told by a resident that this was originally the castle tower location where, they claimed, was the inspiration for Rapunzel before the location was changed to the tower by the...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Diebsturm was built around 1380. It was a prison for a long time and with its diameter of 8 meters with 4 floors it wasn't comfortable at all. Built up at the highest level of the island of Lindau you have an wonderful view...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Just go and enjoy. It's interesting and well worth a look round, outside and in, especially if it's wet - or too hot.

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

The Diebsturm attracted our attention when we walked by it. Its colorful turrets and its colorful tiles stands out! We discovered that this used to be a prison. At least the prisoners had a great view over the city! For a prison, it must have...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 November 2014

Nice photo opp especially if you get a snap by yourself or as a couple because its not busy. Adjacent is a small art studio and museum. All part of a healthy stroll around town.

1  Thank Lauren M
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