Ochsenfurter Town Gate
The old centre of Sommerhausen is characterised by several magnificent houses of patricians and winegrowers. Their time of construction goes back to the 15th century. The town centre is surrounded by a well-preserved fortified wall. The moat is largely backfilled today.
At the town exit close to the castle, the main street leads through the “Ochsenfurter Tor” (a town gate) towards Ochsenfurt. The gate is crowned with a bulbous cupola and little bells. The old oak double door had holes for getting into or out of the town and was in use until 1945. After the war, passages for pedestrians were built left and right of the gate.