Ponttor

Ponttor, Aachen: Address, Phone Number, Ponttor Reviews: 4/5

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TRAVELADDICTIVEGUY
Landgraaf, The Netherlands128 contributions
Entrance to the City
Jun. 2020
If entering the city from the autobahn exit Aachen-Laurensberg (exit 2) you will enter the city and see the ponttor.
Written 17 June 2020
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
What a beautiful gate
May 2019 • Solo
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 to the Altstadt. It has become totally integrated in their lives.
You can walk in and around it and seek the lovely structure up close. Really enjoyable. It is situated in beautiful surroundings so you can take a picnic and sit on the lawns near the gate
Written 16 June 2019
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Gábor H
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The nice medieval gate of Aachen
Apr. 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.
Written 30 May 2019
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Ibrahim Torres
San Andres Cholula, Mexico101 contributions
Nice but small
Nov. 2018
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
Written 13 February 2019
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carrijed
Cardiff, United Kingdom68 contributions
well worth a visit
Dec. 2018 • Couples
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
Written 12 December 2018
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,191 contributions
Halt! Who goes there?
Oct. 2018 • Couples
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 of Aachen era. Today, the Ponttor is used by German Youth and Scout groups belonging to the German Scout Club (1945) and the German Scout Association Saint George. The main entrance has a Portcullis as well as a machicolation, through which things could be dropped on invading forces. A bridge passage with crenelations spanned a moat and was strengthened in the foregate with two reinforced towers (barbicans). The tower is closed to visitors, however, it is a great ediface. Allow for ~15 minute for your visit.
Written 2 November 2018
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Cruisenele
Bucharest, Romania138 contributions
Perfectly preserved
Jun. 2018 • Couples
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
Written 14 October 2018
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Sachin Shah
33 contributions
Nice historical place in Aachen...
Oct. 2018 • Friends
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
Written 10 October 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,811 contributions
Medieval defense
Mar. 2018 • Solo
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 began to tilt because the ground at one side was too soft. It lacked a proper foundation. Times have hardly changed...

A pity you can not enter the building. According to the tourist office there are no special days it is open to the public.
Written 6 April 2018
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Henry B
Grand Rapids, MI524 contributions
Cool old middle ages remnant
Oct. 2017 • Couples
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!
Written 24 October 2017
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