The triple-arched Siegestor was constructed in 1843-52 based on designs by Friedrich von Gärtner. Although it is ... More
The triple-arched Siegestor was constructed in 1843-52 based on designs by Friedrich von Gärtner. Although it is primarily a monument to the Bavarian army and its success in the Napoleonic war of liberation, it should be considered from a different perspective these days. The gate was badly damaged in the Second World War and restored with the following inscription by Wilhelm Hausenstein: "Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war and a reminder to us all". The proportions of the arch resemble the Constantine Gate in Rome, on which it was modeled. The top of the arch is decorated with bronze figures depicting Bavaria on a chariot being led by four lions. The Siegestor marks the northern end of Ludwigstraße and the start of Schwabing, one of the city's most popular nightlife hotspots.
Built between 1285 1347, Karlstor served as Munich's western city gate until Prince Karl Theodor ordered the city walls to
be demolished in 1791. Only the gate was left standing and was renamed after the prince. In 1899 1902 ...
Ludwig I's love of ancient Greece was almost infinite: in 1816, the king ordered his architect Leo von Klenze to
build a temple to house his most beautiful antiques. This was to be the first museum in the country ...
With more than 4,000 paintings on display, the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery) is regarded as one of Europe's most
important museums of art from the 19th Century. Erected in 1853, the original building was destroyed during the Second ...
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