- Address: Leopoldstraße 1, 80539 Munchen, Germany, Munich
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture
Siegestor - Review
The Siegestor is a three arched triumphal arch that dominates the cityscape of Munich. This arch is crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga. Located between the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Ohmstraße, this arch straddles between the two Munich districts of Maxvorstadt and Schwabing. Commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, this arch was designed by Friedrich von Gartner and completed by Eduard Mezger in 1852. The arch was heavily mutilated in the World War II but was reconstructed and restored partially only.
Siegestor Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Siegestor by Public Transport
- By Bus station: Universitat
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Things to Know Before Visiting Siegestor
1.46% of people who visit Munich include Siegestor in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
68.75% of people start their Siegestor visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Siegestor
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Siegestor
Siegestor, Munich Reviews
You can access this monument easily if you catch bus 58. The stop is not far away from the main station and it takes about 15 minutes to get there. It is not far away from the Ludwig Maximilian University. It is located in an area where I don't recall having seen any historical landmarks. The arch itself is magnificent!
Siegestor is a monumental city gate in Munich. It is a bit isolated from the majority of most sightseeing endeavours you are likely to plan. However, it is an attractive display of architecture and worth spending a few minutes to enjoy if you find yourself in the area. Constructed in the 1840s in the manner of the Arch or Constantine in Rome. What you will see is a large centre arched entryway with two smaller pedestrian entrances. The entire structure is adorned in classical reliefs depicting battle scenes and other images. Atop Siegestor is an attractive bronze of Bavaria riding a chariot pulled by lions. It is a nice composition Siegestor is situated on an traffic island with cars passing on all sides. You can cross over, step back and take nice pictures of Siegestor with parts of the city in the background. Note: Presently, there is a art installation 'Love' located on both sides of the city gate.
A traditional German triumph arch at the center of a roundabout adorned with iron statues, including Bavaria, and good for photos. It’s a little bit removed from the rest of the tourist area, but if you don’t mind taking a short walk or hopping on public transportation, it’s an interesting sight and good for a few pictures. It’s also nearby several museums and churches if that helps to break things up a bit. Since there’s not much to do here besides take some photos, you really only need 15-30 minutes to check things out and be on your way.
Nice little place. Came here by accident while jogging once and now i always jog through here.
Cool to see if in the area and also is featuring some really cool artwork.