Karlstor
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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus) • 2 min walk
  • Hauptbahnhof • 6 min walk
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MissMercury_1
Wolverhampton, UK208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Well this made a big impression - especially on me! It reminded me of York city walls in the UK. We didn't know what it was at the time. It's a medieval city gate, which served both as a fortification and a checkpoint. It was built as early as the 14th century and is one of 4 main city gates that gave entrance to the city in the Middle Ages. Today only 3 remain. I was very excited to see it and thought it looked like part of a castle! I very much enjoyed walking through it and thought it was an exciting way to enter the shopping street Neuhauser Straße. I highly recommend a visit. I only wish I'd taken the time to appreciate it more!
Written 23 January 2024
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Berke Ayrancıoğlu
Graz, Austria611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
One of the medieval gates of Munich altstadt. A very nice historical landmark. If you are interested in history and architecture tou should definitely see this gate. Also the door is near Karlsplatz which is a popular destination for tourists
Written 20 January 2024
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Karlstor is one of the three gothic gates to Munich Old Town. It was called Neuhauser Tor until 1791 when it was renamed according to the adjoining Karlsplatz.

Munich was surrounded by a city wall from the medieval ages till late into the 18th century.

This gate is the westernmost of these remaining gates. The other two are Isartor in the east and Sendlinger Tor in the southwest.

At the moment, there is construction work going on next to the gate.
Written 24 October 2022
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Linda Yap
Kota Bharu, Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Is a great place to visit, There are many places to visit nearby especially the beer museum. It's also very close to the subway station
Written 10 December 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We recently returned to Munich and stayed near Karlsplatz, meaning quite a few walks through Karlstor as we entered and exited the Old Town each day. This is one of the four medieval period city gates that you can still see while visiting the city centre, it is located on the west side along Neuhauser Straße.

Karlstor was known as Neuhauser Tor from the 13th to late 18th century when it was renamed. Reconstructed in 1861, Karlstor was given a Neo-Gothic architectural overhaul. What you will find is a rather subtle structure with a centre main entrance large enough for carts (or small vehicles) although the street is now pedestrian only.

You will also see two side towers with smaller pedestrian entrances. The city gate is topped with battlements. Further, within the main entrance, you'll also find three bronze figures that were originally part of the Fish Fountain at Marienplatz. These are neat to see as well.
Written 10 December 2019
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Jody172
Dunedin, New Zealand81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We came across this by accident finding our way back to our hotel at night, so we didn't stop. Looks like what you would expect to see on a castle. Might be better during the day.
Written 17 November 2019
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aneela-michael
405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
munich downtown has several gates marking a square or area. karls gate is one of them standing at the square of karlsplatz water front.
Written 28 October 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
One of the three surviving city gates in Munich, you walk through it en route from the the main railway station to the iconic Marienplatz. Although it looks fairly plain, there are a number of statues and busts set into its walls. You don’t need long to see this, but it’s well worth visiting the site.
Written 10 October 2019
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Ken T
Glen Oaks, NY902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
You will first see the popular fountain and then notice the medieval gate behind it. This gate is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and churches. The gates walkway will lead you from Karlsplatz to Marienplatz.
Written 6 October 2019
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harun
Southampton, UK256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
It is the entrance of the street to marien Platz You can start you walk from there. If you would like coffee break there are many cafeterias near door. You can hav photos. Just 10 minutes you need to see this entrance.
Written 16 September 2019
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