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Reviewed June 15, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank RenateV169
Reviewed May 30, 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Cosmopolitan736019
Reviewed February 13, 2019

It is a very nice attraction, the advantage is that is open all the time, but it is small you can see it in only 10 minutes

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank itorres2003
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Not too far away from the city centre.I love history and old buildings so suited me. Only takes a few minutes to walk around it but the details of the building and it's door are beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank carrijed
Reviewed November 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Bob K
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Ponttor and the Pontstrasse are in the University Area which is a lively spot in the city with a nice nightlife, Restaurants, and Cafés. The Ponttor is a remain of the old city wall

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cruisenele
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sachin S
Reviewed April 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank Robert937
Reviewed October 24, 2017

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!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Henry B
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Very nice gate, worth to visit. One of two remaining gates of Aachen standing since the days of Charlemagne and well renovated.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank mersenm
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