Willkommen-in-germany: Das Schnetztor in Konstanz, 14th century city gate and tower, next to parts o… | Alaina's Pins


Willkommen-in-germany: Das Schnetztor in Konstanz, 14th century city gate and tower, next to parts o…

Willkommen-in-germany: Das Schnetztor in Konstanz, 14th century city gate and tower, next to parts of the old city wall. Konstanz has traces of civilization dating from the Stone Age and was settled by the Romans in about 50 CE. It was an important trade and spiritual center. At the Council of Konstanz (1414-1418), a papal election was held, ending the papal schism. Konstanz attempted to join the Swiss Confederacy in about 1460, but was voted down. Due to its proximity to Switzerland, it was not bombed during WW2 and its historic old town remains intact. 

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