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Built in the 13th century as part of the outer city walls, this is one of the most beautiful city gates I have seen. It is situated near a bus stop and people get off the bus and cross through the gate on their way...More
Do not expect anything more, it is just the ramain of the medieval wall of the former capital of the Empire. However, if you are in Aachen it is worth to walk 10 minutes from the centre to visit this gate.
On the edge of the city center is the Ponttor which is one of the two remaining gates of the original city wall of Aachen. This north-facing gate was built in the 14th century and manned by soldiers and militia throughout the Free Imperial City...More
Nice historical place..often may be ignored since it's on the main road...it has some historical importance... people say that it used to be boundry and enterance to Aachen in olden days...very well maintained
A robust defense structure from 1320 built for protection against outside agressors. The main reason that after 700 years the Ponttor still stands is that Germans at the time already built solid foundations. The tower of Pisa in Italy built just a little bit earlier...More
This medieval gate goes back to the 14th century and is only one of two such gates remaining in Aachen. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Rathaus - mostly pedestrian areas. It is easily approachable!