Gate tower

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The gate tower rises above or next to a gate of a larger facility.

Usually it is part of a medieval fortification . This can be a city ​​fortification , a fortress or a castle complex. Accordingly, it is then called the city gate tower, fortress tower or castle gate tower. The gate tower can also stand as a twin tower on both sides of a gate system. Gate towers are also symbolically used as the main entrance in the design of modern building complexes. The Kasselburg in Rhineland-Palatinate has a double tower gate tower that was also used as a residential tower .

Gate towers of castles and palaces

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