Rüthen's historic city wall

The fortification of the 14th century connected by a city wall four city gates and eleven towers. The entire city wall was about 3000 meters long. The walls were between 1.20 meters and 1.80 meters wide and around 3.00 meters to 3.50 meters high.

The Hachtor and the semicircular Hexenturm, as well as extensive remains of the city wall, have been preserved from the city fortifications. Today, the former city wall is a circular route around the historic city center that invites you to visit it once. Here you will find the oldest merchant's house from the Hanseatic period (1609) Haus Buuck (historical hostel), the Jewish cemetery at the Hachtor or the imposing Old Town Hall not far from Haus Buuck and much more.