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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
There isn't much to see of the Roman fortifications here but I love seeing anything Roman so it was worth it to me hence the 4 stars. Realistically if you aren't a big fan of the Romans you can skip it. 2000 years later and it looks like the wall could still take a ballistae bolt or onager shot.
Written September 27, 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,724 contributions
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Dec 2019
One of the many interesting historical attractions to see in Regensburg is Porta Praetoria just to the north of St. Peter's Cathedral. This is the fragment remains of a gateway of the Roman legionary camp called Castra Regina, which was built here in 179 A.D.

The camp and this gateway faced the Danube River and the Roman enemy territories of Germania. Given its position facing the river, it was known as Porta Aquarum (Water Gate) until at leat 932 according to records at that time.

In later centuries, much of the walls of the old Roman camp were demolished or incorporated into building structures, including what you find with Porta Praetoria. Today the old Roman city gate is exposed and visible for those who walk along Unter den Schwibbögen.

Note: There is a helpful information panel next to Porta Praetoria with German and English text. It is worth spending a few minutes to read if you want to learn about the history of this heritage attraction before or after viewing.
Written December 7, 2019
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HLII
Newport Beach, California120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
This structure is a large stone arch and walls that form Germany's most ancient stone building. What you see is the gate that led to the Roman military camp and settlement in 179 AD. I was impressed with the structures formation and age. There are few, if any signs, indicating this structure--it is just located on a city street. So look up a picture first or get a good guide book because it is worth seeing.
Written February 24, 2015
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Pat K
Lake Elsinore, CA56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As part of walking in Regensburg, you will see Porta Praetoria or Roman Gates. The original wall and gate still stands although one side was taken down for more modern buildings years ago. It is interesting to touch the stones and image the Roman guard that was stationed here. Recommended as part of a general city walking tour. Easy access and rich history.
Written September 3, 2019
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Janet M
Cordova, TN689 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Couples
We visited this site as part of a walking tour during our Vantage River Cruise. The Porta Praetoria is the only remaining gate of a Roman military camp in northern Europe. The northern gate that faces the Danube was discovered in 1885 during renovations in the Bischofshof brewery. We would have missed it if our guide had not stopped and talked about it.
Written July 22, 2017
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,837 contributions
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Dec 2014 • Couples
Porta Praetoria is right in your path on the "Unter den Schwibbögen street in Regensburg, but, incorporated in a medieval building, it is the oldest remnant of the Roman Empire structures in Germany. The Porta Praetoria dates from 179 AD. An interesting photo stop.
Written December 17, 2014
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
During an educational walking tour and photo op, my husband and I visited the Porta Praetoria with its beautiful architecture. This is a Roman gatehouse which was built in 179 A.D. This portal, which lies between the Cathedral square and the Danube, was the northern entrance to the Castra Regina military camp in the time of Marcus Aurelius. Look for other remnants of the Roman wall to the east of Maximilianstrabe as you enter the city from the railway station and in the underground garage at Dachauplatz. Interesting history.
Written July 21, 2019
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MayDog
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Remain of the east side Roman wall built in the times of Marcus Aurelius around 200 AD.
What a piece of history - almost 2 millenia old and standing there in the middle of the old town just over from the Danube.
Truly an experience!
Written December 13, 2018
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Budababe
56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Regensburg is a beautiful city with lots of history. Always amazed to visit a site of Roman ruins, so far out in the frontier of Germanic!
Written August 19, 2018
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Anne A
Kendal, UK335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
To appreciate how layered the history of Europe actually is. This Roman gate, now incorporated into the fabric of a renaissance building is a reminder just how many layers there are to peel away. It's close to the river and well worth seeking out to act as a touchstone for further exploration.
Written May 30, 2018
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