Fortifications

The fortifications, built in 1193, were financed by the ransom money paid to Austria by England for the release of Richard the Lionheart from the Dürnstein fortress jail. They are well preserved with ramparts, moats and six defensive towers, including the Clergy's Tower, Bakers' Tower and Women's Tower. The latter was used as a hospice by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem and has a former chapel with 14C frescoes.

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Address:

., 4470 Enns

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Enns Belfry
Enns Belfry
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Old Town  Old Town
Old Town
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Pfarrkirche St. Marien
Pfarrkirche St. Marien
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Basilika St. Laurenz
Basilika St. Laurenz
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Memorial of Mauthausen concentration camp
Memorial of Mauthausen concentration camp
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Monastery of St Florian  Monastery of St Florian
Monastery of St Florian
Markt Sankt Florian
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