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Upper Gate by mirosu

In the photo you can see the Waldshut’s Upper Gate (Oberes Tor), also called the Schaffhauser Tor, the town’s landmark. It is the east town gate and was built on foundations laid down in the 13th century. Until 1864, it served as the town gaol (jail).
I’ve taken this photo from Kaiserstrasse, Waldshut’s main street, today a main shopping pedestrian zone.
The town of Waldshut lies at the edge of the southern Black Forest, right on the Rhine River, along which runs the German-Swiss border.
The Waldshut townsite lies about 2 km west of where the Swiss river Aare empties into the Rhine.
Until 1803, Waldshut belonged to Further Austria (Anterior Austria).

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