Ohrenbrücke is generally accepted to derive from the Obere Brücke . During the Middle Ages only two bridges across the Selz existed: the “Lower Bridge” at the ancient Altengässer Tor and the “Upper Bridge” at the Ohrenbrücker Tor.
The gate comprises two towers and a gothic arch. The northern tower had been reconstructed together with the arch in the middle of the 20th century. It is assumed that at the top of the two of the towers, a slender upright spires at the top of their buttress existed. The gate was equipped with a machicolation above the arch. Both towers are decorated with Lombard bands.
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