Breisach am Rhein

Treadle wheel well tower

  • Radbrunnenallee, 79206 Breisach
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Art work of Helmut Lutz, the “Radbühne”.
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General information:

Treadle wheel well tower with a 41-metre-deep well shaft, driven by a wooden treadle wheel. Built from 1198 onwards, the tower was also town hall, court and torture chamber with prison. Frequent structural alterations, most recently 1953/55. Since 1983 exhibition and concert room. Worth seeing outside: Pillory columns by the entrance, funerary lights of the Baker’s Guild from 1476. On the north side another work of art of Helmut Lutz, the “Radbühne”.

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