City of Memmingen:Schweizerberg

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Green Route - Schweizerberg


The “Westgate” was built as a high span- roofed gateway in the C.14th. and was then partially destroyed during the 30 Years War. It took on its current octagonal form with a dome in 1660.


With the change in the warfare strategy during the C.15th., it became necessary to augment the town-wall with secondary battlements such as the Zwingermauer. These served to protect the original town-wall behind them.


The memorial stone commemorates members of the Jewish population of Memmingen who were murdered during the Third Reich. The synagogue, built in 1909, was torn down after the “Kristallnacht” (Reichspogromnacht, November 1938).