Karlstor is one of Munich’s four medieval gates that were built between 1285 and 1347, and, of the three standing today, is the furthest west. Unfortunately, the large middle tower of the gate was destroyed in 1857, when a gunpowder stock exploded, which also caused damage to the two side towers. While the middle tower was never rebuilt, the side towers were redesigned and rebuilt in a Neo-Gothic style in 1862. Located in Munich’s Old Town, the gate is centrally located, and stands between many of Munich’s desirable neighborhoods bustling with shops, restaurants, and bars. It’s a beautiful landmark of a truly unique city, and we figured the least we could do was tell you a little about it.
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