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City Gates and Squares in Munich

Famous squares and places, former city gates await their visitors with historic buildings and impressive  ensembles.

Marienplatz

Marienplatz

This square is the heart of Munich. Framed by well-known buildings like the new city hall with its famous carillion and the old city hall, this place bustles with life. Marienplatz has also seen many (political) demonstrations and events.

Isartor

Isartor

The former Eastern City Gate is the only one that is almost completely preserved.

Sendlinger Tor

Sendlinger Tor

Just like the Isartor, this city gate was built during the reign of emperor Ludwig the Bavarian. It served as passage for the North-South long distance traffic.

Karlsplatz

Karlstor, Karlsplatz (Stachus)

Karlsplatz, also called Stachus, is a square at the entrance to Munich's pedestian zone.  It is a very popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike. The old city gate "Karlstor" directs you into the lively pedestrian zone.

Königsplatz

Königsplatz

This square with its monumental structures gives a lively idea about the ancient greek world.

Siegestor

Siegestor

This gate at the border to Munich's borough of Schwabing was originally built for victorious troups. These days it represents a symbol of peace.

Ruhmeshalle mit Bavaria

Hall of fame and Bavaria

This u-shaped open hall modelled on Graeco-Roman precedents; a memorial to distinguished figures of Bavarian history.

Feldherrnhalle

Feldherrnhalle (Field Marshals' Hall)

This building which is modelled on the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence was errected by King Ludwig I. to honour the victorious generals of the 30-years war.

Viktualienmarkt

Viktualienmarkt (Victuals Market)

A walk through the Munich Viktualienmarkt leads you to culinary treats from all over the world.

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