The cow steeple

The cow steeple

The name was chosen for the following reasons: many farming citizens lived in the upper part of the town, i.e. they owned fields and meadows beyond the town walls, and kept various livestock, mostly in the rear buildings. Every morning, three shepherds (one each for cows, pigs and geese) drove the livestock through this gate and then down the hill onto the Günz meadows towards the pasture. A relief (dated 1617) can be seen above the archway: an angel holds the coat of arms of the margrave Karl in his right hand and the old coat of arms of the town in his left.

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