Brückentor

Brückentor

Mayen

The bridge gate is one of the former four city gates and secured the passage to the Nette with a front gate. For centuries, the North Gate served as the city entrance for all travelers coming from the direction of Koblenz. Unlike the other gates of the city, the bridge gate has no wall slot to accommodate a portcullis. Therefore, it can be assumed that in former times a drawbridge could be lowered from the gate. Above the door to the stair tower there is the date 1599, which indicates a renewal. A year earlier, a flood had caused the collapse of both the gate and the front gate. In the 19th century, the bridge gate was occasionally called the "Koblenz Gate". From the beginning of the 19th century until 1855 the building was used as a prison. In 1911 the town coat of arms was inserted. Today, the Mayen Bridge Gate houses the Carnival Museum. As the name suggests, the treasures from the many past carnival years are stored here. From old uniforms, to old medals, to old documents and pictures. Here you can learn why Faasenaacht is so important in Mayen and the history behind it. The square in front of the bridge gate is dominated by the Marktfrauenbrunnen and the Weiberbrunnen. In this area you have the opportunity to see some of the few old houses that were not destroyed in the 2nd World War.

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  • From April 22nd to February 1st
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    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Tuesday
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Wednesday
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Thursday
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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    Saturday
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    Sunday
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56727 Mayen
Phone: (0049) 2651 880

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