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Well worth a visit

The city gate is really well worth a visit,it it is 175 ft tall and the most important town gate in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Good exercise, better exercise

I recommend the 369 degree view when you get to the top. What a beautiful city! The tower is part... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Laura A
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Maximilianstrasse, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 142392
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city gate is really well worth a visit,it it is 175 ft tall and the most important town gate in Germany. It dates from 1176 and used to be part of the medieval fortifications being the main gate on the west part of town....More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I recommend the 369 degree view when you get to the top. What a beautiful city! The tower is part of the old city wall. Much worth the hike up!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 17 December 2017

It includes curiosities, such as a calibrating bar which was used to measure the land and was made available to medieval merchants.

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

this is one of the few places not destroyed by Louis 14th because his troops were housed in the adjoining building. It is right in the middle of the shopping district. You can walk to the top, but that option is only during the summer...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The Altportel is a Medieval Clock Tower and was the Old Town gate Situated at the top of Maximilian Street this is full of history We weren’t able to climb the tower but enjoyed our visit

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is great buy for spectacular views of the city. Tickets are only 3 euros to climb to the top. The stairs are easy and there are museum rooms at different levels to rest and review.

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here last week while on holiday with my wife. For €3 you can climb to the top. Hell of a climb but you will be rewarded with spectacular views looking back up maximillion strasse towards the Dom.

Thank Patrick j D
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Altportel is the highest city gate in Germany, but besides this it is, perhaps, the most important symbol of Speyer. It is located at the other end of the central Masimillianshtrasse going from cathedral. In the Middle Ages Altportel apparently was the part of the...More

1  Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This tower is very impressive with a large clock. It has a small room under it with a chamber that has chains and tools - likely a cell for people that had no business entering the city. It was solid and very lovely from the...More

Thank Quinten S
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It gives an atmosphere to the center of town, the Maximilianstrasse is the main street dotted with cafes and restaurants

Thank Ana Maria W
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Please tell Trip advisor as they will not stop plaguing me with constant information on my customers!! . I have no interest or connection with this building so remove it from my site