Medieval city wall
The new medieval city wall with 6 gates and 13 towers enclosed a city of 54 hectares, the equivalent of around 100 football fields. The best preserved pieces are near Elfde Novemberwal and Leopoldwal.
Lakenmakerstoren (Sheet makers Tower)
Each guild in Tongeren was responsible for maintaining and defending 1 of the medieval walls 13 towers. One of the towers to survive over the centuries is Lakenmakerstoren, the sheet makers tower. This picturesque tower is part of the defence wall along the river Jeker, between Kastanjewal and Sint-Ursulastraat. This semi-circular construction mainly consists of silex, a material from the original Roman wall.
Velinx is a name that you often come across in Tongeren. It is the name of an influential 16th century family. The Velinxtoren at Albertwal is a remnant of the medieval defence wall. Older, Roman material was incorporated into the round silex tower.
Out of the 6 original gates, only the Moeren Gate remains. Moeren refers to the surrounding marches. This gate was built on the remains of the 2nd century Roman wall. Be sure to take a look inside, as there is a historical museum with a spectacular view over the city.