The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor

The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor (HM1BVQ)

Location: Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886 Drome
Country: Germany
Buy Germany flags at!

N 51° 51.936', E 12° 38.552'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
When Martin Luther came to Wittenberg in 1508 he saw three mighty gates around the heavily fortified town. At this place in 1508 was the Elbe Gate. In front of this gate was the Elbe suburb.

In 1829 the Princess Auguste of Saxony-Weimar came through this gate into the town. She was a guest of the commander of the fortress and on her way to her marriage with Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. In 1873 the destruction of the gate started.


Als Martin Luther 1508 nach Wittenberg kam, erblickte er um das stark befestigte Wittenberg herum drei m?chtige Stadttore. An dieser Stelle befand sich einst das Elbtor. Davor lag die Elbvorstadt.

Im Jahre 1829 reiste die Prinzessin Auguste von Sachsen-Weimar durch das Elbtor in die Stadt ein. Sie nahm beim Festungskommandanten Quartier, um dann schlie?lich zu ihrer Verm?hlung mit dem Prinzen Wilhelm von Preu?en aufzubrechen. 1873 wurde mit dem Abbruch des Tores begonnen.
Placed ByStadtwerke Lutherstadt Wittenberg GmbH
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:16pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)33U E 337685 N 5748717
Decimal Degrees51.86560000, 12.64253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 51.936', E 12° 38.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 51' 56.16" N, 12° 38' 33.12" E
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Elbstraße, Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 06886, DE
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?