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Historical Site

Crooked Bridge and Ammer Lane (Krumme Brücke und Ammergasse)

Historical Site · Schwäbische Alb
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    Photo: Foto Barbara Honner / Verkehrsverein Tübingen
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    Photo: Foto Barbara Honner / Verkehrsverein Tübingen

The Crooked Bridge was named after the first wooden bridge at the sight, which was of course crooked. The bridge was first mentioned in writing in 1398. It leads over the Ammer canal, which serves as the border between the upper and lower city.
Throughout the development of the city, the canal played a central role, alternatively serving as a source of water to put our fires, a drainage canal, an industrial canal, and as a waste disposal system. The small pool next to the bridge was used as a drinking trough for animals and a horse pond and was primarily utilized by the more agrarian population of the lower city. The livestock market was held at St. James’ Church, while the tanner and the dyer both lived and worked in the Ammergasse. The tanner was able to treat the hides on the small tanning bridges over the canal.
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Updated: August 25, 2020

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48.520920, 9.050971
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48°31'15.3"N 9°03'03.5"E
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32U 503763 5374202
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Crooked Bridge and Ammer Lane (Krumme Brücke und Ammergasse)

Ammergasse
72070 Tübingen
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32.6 km
11:45 h
725 m
502 m
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