Description: This is the "Klaus Stoertebeker Tower" in Marienhafe.
Klaus Stoertebeker found refuge in this church (St. Marienkirche) from 1396 to 1401, the year he was captured and executed.
"Klaus Störtebeker (c. 1360 20 October 1401) was a leader and the best known representative of a companionship of privateers known as the Victual Brothers ("Vitalienbrüder" in German). The Victual Brothers were originally hired during a war between Denmark and Sweden to fight the Danish and supply the besieged Swedish capital Stockholm with provisions (Latin "victualia"). After the end of the war, the Victual Brothers continued to capture merchant vessels for their own account and named themselves "Likedeelers" (literally "equal sharers")."
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