Built between 1285-1347, Karlstor served as Munich's western city gate until Prince Karl Theodor ordered the city walls ... More
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 Karlsplatz was redesigned by the architect Gabriel von Siedl. The gate was incorporated as the centrepiece of the neo-baroque square, which now also features a stunning fountain erected in 1972. Karlstor marks the border between the old and new parts of town.
What makes Karlstor so wonderful is its close proximity to the World fountain adjacent to it. The World fountain stands between one of the busier streets in Munich and Karlstor. This was Munich's western city gate and was renamed after Prince Karl. It is also amazing to figure that it was from here that Munich defended itself against other tribes and armies attacking the city. Leading into the Altstadt (Old City) Karlstor is the gateway you pass through into the historic sections of Munich.
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Erected between 1891 1897 by Friedrich von Thiersch, this monumental but well proportioned building combines Renaissance and Baroque elements, and
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