The Sinwelltower is the highest tower of the Nuremberg Imperial Castle. He was built in the 12th or 13th century and is placed on a rock next to the dividing wall between Imperial Castle and former Burggrave´s-Castle. In the 16th Century, he was increased, and adapted at the appearance of the 4 "thick" City-gate towers.
Who climbs up the tower (113 steps), will be rewarded with an magnificent panoramic view upon the Nuremberg-Fürth City area.
But even form the place between Sinwellturm and Walpurgiskapelle, the so-called "Freiung", there is a nice view upon the Nuremberg Old Town.
The so-called Heavensgate below the tower, which was the direct access from the city to the Imperial Castle , unfortunately, disappears partly below the Google Earth outlined ground level.
The south walls of Heavensgate and Freiung falls much deeper than it displayed in Google Earth.
- New enhanced model with Heavensgate and aditional buildings . This makes the castle sight from the city reasonably complete.