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Medieval defense

A robust defense structure from 1320 built for protection against outside agressors. The main... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Cool old middle ages remnant

This medieval gate goes back to the 14th century and is only one of two such gates remaining in... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Henry B
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Ruetscher Str. 4, 52072 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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!

1  Thank Henry B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very nice gate, worth to visit. One of two remaining gates of Aachen standing since the days of Charlemagne and well renovated.

Thank meltem e
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A short stroll from the historic city centre are 2 original gates. Marschiertor was covered in scaffolding when we visited, but this one was rather recently renovated and can be walked underneath. It is a medieval defensive gate, with 2 layers of defences still visible....More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Unique and interesting...one of two remaining gates from when Aachen was a walled city in the days of Charlemagne, a millenia ago. A small fortress with ramparts and towers which protected from invaders. Very picturesque and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Ponttor is a nice little place that you remind you of the past ofAachen. This building is one of the two remaining gates of Aachen original city wall. It is just a 10-15 stroll from the town centre. Very easy to find. I am so...More

Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Located at the end of Pontstrasse, Ponttor stands as a reminder of medieval Aachen. it was the part of outer city wall. Architecture has very imperial feel but fades compared to some other city gates like Lübeck but nonetheless worth a visit or even to...More

Thank Atharkhan
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is an old city gate from around 1300. It is in amazing shape and I thought it was just the greatest. It is so well built that it still survives and I can't imagine anyone breaching it.

1  Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I ran accross it while wandering around Aachen. love midieval archatecture and all things History, so I loved exploring.

Thank Mellea M
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Just seeing the beautiful Ponttor takes one back to medieval days when safety was inside the city walls, and one entered and exited via the gates. History, History!

Thank Annette B
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