Do you know “Attack on Titan”?
Attack on Titan is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside “cities surrounded by enormous walls” due to the Titans, gigantic humanoid beings who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager, his friends Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, whose lives are changed forever after a Colossal Titan breaches the wall of their home town. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren and his friends join the Scout Regiment, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans.
This time, I will introduce the place that became model of this “cities surrounded by enormous walls”.
Cities surrounded by enormous walls
This is “cities surrounded by enormous walls”.
Mankind lives in a city surrounded by this enormous wall to protect from the giant.
This is a map of the city.
You can see that the city is surrounded by walls.
The model of this city is said to be Nordlingen in Germany.
This is “Nordlingen”. It is very similar!
There are a total of five gates in Nordlingen, and if you walk straight down the street from the castle gate, you will come to the center of the city.
The structure of the city is also similar!
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,190. It was built in an impact crater, and was first mentioned in recorded history in 898, and in 1998 the town celebrated its 1100th anniversary. The town was the location of two battles during the Thirty Years’ War, which took place between 1618 and 1648. Today it is one of only three towns in Germany that still has a completely intact city wall, the other two being Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl.