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“You won't miss it” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karls Gate (Karlstor)

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“You won't miss it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

Karl's Gate is at the entrance to one of the main streets in Munich. This road leads to the main square, Marienplatz. It's hard to miss if you plan to visit this area so you're almost guaranteed to see it. It's quite a sight, especially after the sun has gone down and it's lit up.

Visited March 2012
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“Rebuild but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

the morning the best time to take pics or sun set.

Visited March 2012
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“City Gate 1”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Of Munich's original four outer gates to the city during the Middle Ages, only three remain. This is one of them, the Karlstor. It was originally known as the Neuhauser Tor but was renamed in 1797 after Karl Theodor. The Elector created a new square near the Karlstor, officially known as Karlsplatz. The gate was integrated into the plans for the new square by adding wings to each side of the gate, creating a semi-circular square.
It originally had three towers, but the tallest, central tower was destroyed in 1857 when the gunpowder that was stored in the tower exploded. Seems this was a problem in Rothenburg as well. The two side towers were renovated in 1861 after a neo-gothic design by the Italian architect Domenico Zanetti. I really enjoy the old fortifications and they always make great Olde World photo ops.

Visited December 2011
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“Great photo Opportunity.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

It's a lovely unique looking entrance leading to the centre of town. Also there are lots of restaurants, and a fountain for photos as well.

Visited August 2011
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“Good looking gateway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2011

This was the nearest old gateway to our hotel so we walked through it every day of our stay in Munich and I think it looks really lovely. It is nice to think that even after the city walls were destroyed that some of the old gateways still exist, and this one looks really good!

Visited April 2011
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