Turmhof - Steckborn, TG, CH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 47° 40.135 E 008° 58.972
32T E 498714 N 5279503
The Turmhof is a structural landmark of the Swiss municipality of Steckborn TG. The historic building directly on the Untersee houses the Museum in the Turmhof. It is considered a cultural asset of national importance.
Waymark Code: WM16AQK
Location: Thurgau, Switzerland
Date Posted: 06/16/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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The Turmhof in Steckborn was built in 1282 by Albrecht von Ramstein, abbot of the Reichenau monastery. As an abbot's residence, the tower was not subject to city ordinances; he was free from taxes and duties and possessed the right of asylum, i. H. any criminal or persecutee who reached the gate, which was always open, was allowed to remain undisturbed for six weeks and three days.

The building was first mentioned in documents in 1371, when it was pledged and sold to a citizen of Constance. Many more changes of ownership followed. In 1639 the community of Steckborn acquired it and used the premises first as a work center for the poor, then as a school building and for shelter for the poor. In 1902, the community gave the building to the Evangelical Church, which sold it to the "Turmhof Foundation" in 2002.

In 1937 the museum was opened under the leadership of the Heimatverein. In 2002, the “Turmhof Foundation” was established with a bequest with the aim of preserving and managing the property. This soon led to major conflicts with the museum and other parties involved, as well as the benefactors. After this dispute could be resolved, a conversion with renovation was tackled in 2017. The museum reopened in August 2018.

Source: (visit link)
Country/Land: Switzerland / Schweiz

Original Reference: Thurgau, 5163 Steckborn, A, Turmhof, Seeterasse 84a

Seeterasse 84a 8266 Steckborn TG, Swiss

Year built: 1282

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: [Web Link]

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