Karlstor or Karl’s Gate in Munich

This is the Karlstor or Karl’s Gate in Munich, Germany. This is a good way to enter Munich’s inner city which is not so far from the Banhhof or train station. The first time I entered this gate was when we visited the famous Oktoberfest last year. Before we went to this great beer feast, we proceeded first to the inner city entering this gate.

This gate was part of a large 14th century city wall which replaced the smaller city wall from the 12th century. The city wall was destroyed at around 1800, and the Karlstor became the center of a new square, Karlsplatz (a.k.a. Stachus). Two buildings were built next to the Karlstor, forming a symmetrical half circle, symbolizing the opening of the city towards the outside.

According to history, Munich has originally five gates. Now only three remain which are the Karlstor, Isartor and Sendlinger Tor. Above is a photo of the Karlstor taken by yours truly.

 

One Response to “Karlstor or Karl’s Gate in Munich”

  1. PierreJ Says:

    Congratulations on a most informative blog! A nice pic of the Karlstor – perhaps you would like to share some of your travel experiences and images with the trivago community also?

 

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