With the page turned horizontally, the cylindrical Spittlertor and its compound along Nuremberg’s walls are seen from the west, looking over a defensive ditch to where a bridge crosses to a gateway. The ditch has largely been filled in, and the bridge has gone; instead there is one in the foreground, along Ludwigstor, with walkways and grass in the dip on either side. The viewpoint is now the intersection of the city’s ring-road and various other multi-lane routes, and the view is partly obscured by trees. Another aspect of the tower complex is shown on the verso (D31337).
Above the main drawing here is a smaller sketch in another part of the city, looking east along Karolinenstrasse (now lined with modern buildings) to the west front towers of the medieval church of St Lorenz.