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Two half-timbered stories rise above the ground floor fashioned from sandstone ashlars.
On the river side, wooden galleries with metal waterspouts; toward the Henkersteg, a bridge with a battlement walk. In the 13th century, the ”penultimate city wall“ ran along here: at this point, a fortified bridge over the Pegnitz connected the two halves of the city. The building was erected 1446/48 to house lepers who were allowed into the city for three days at Easter, during which time...
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