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  • 03 - Schmidgasse –Landstrasse
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    Stadtrundgang Krems

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    In front of us, the historic pedestrian zone. Nevertheless, we still linger on at the inside of the gate, to the south it branches off the Schwedengasse, the term refers to the Thirty Years' War and the conquest of the city by the Swedish General Torstensson. Here we find a piece of old city wall with reconstructed defensive gear across the street. The sparse residual is a clear impression of the inside of the fort complex: high and thick stone walls with battlements were on top almost insurmountable obstacles to the attacker and thus fulfilled their purpose. Therefore, the city has also been rarely occupied. The Swedish in any case were successful, and in 1645 occupied Krems. They left their traces, as we shall see elsewhere.

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