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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.52mi , Attraction : Historical Square
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Karlsplatz 8, 80335 München, Germany
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As you can see, we are looking at a beautiful town square. This right here is called Karlsplatz. In Germany, Karlsplatz is a term used to describe a central square in many different cities across the country. This specific Karlsplatz goes by the name of "Stachus", referring to the gates that used to stand there. It connects many important streets, buildings and restaurants, making it the perfect starting point for our tour. Please walk through the Karlsplatz towards the city wall, Karlstor.

Place #2
Distance: 0.95mi , Attraction : City's Gates
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Karlsplatz 8, 80335 München, Germany
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 Karlstor, also known as the Karl Gate, is a historical gateway that offers a fascinating glimpse into Munich's medieval past. Constructed in the 14th century as part of the city's defensive fortifications, the gate was named after Emperor Charles VII, and it served as a crucial entrance to the old town. With motifs from both Baroque and Rocco architecture styles, Karlstor was truly a grand gate during its time in use. Karlstor was just one of many gates throughout the country that was used in defense, but also as checkpoints for trade and commerce.

While the Karlstor once featured a wooden drawbridge that was used to connect the old city to its outer defenses, its strategic location was instrumental in safeguarding Munich's fortifications and preserving its heritage. Today it welcomes visitors to connect to old Munich through its open space where the gate used to be.

Do you see three musician figures around Karlstor? Yes, right there against the wall of the gate as you walk through. Our three musical friends were saved and preserved from World War II. You'll get to find out exactly where from as you make your way down the street, just remember to keep them in mind! The Karlstor bears testament to the city's strategic importance and its architectural resilience over the centuries. Today, this well-preserved relic stands as a reminder of Munich's medieval origins, providing a unique connection to its rich history. As you walk down the road past many shops, on your left will be Bürgersaal. 


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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Karlsplatz
Map Pin Place 2 Karlstor
Map Pin Place 3 Bürgersaal
Map Pin Place 4 St. Michael's Church
Map Pin Place 5 The Church of Our Lady
Map Pin Place 6 Marineplatz & New Town Hall
Map Pin Place 7 Directions
Map Pin Place 8 St. Peter's Church
Map Pin Place 9 Altes Rathaus
Map Pin Place 10 Schneider Brauhaus Munchen
Map Pin Place 11 Directions
Map Pin Place 12 Hofbräuhaus
Map Pin Place 13 Alter Hof
Map Pin Place 14 Directions
Map Pin Place 15 Church of the Holy Spirit
Map Pin Place 16 Viktualienmarkt
Map Pin Place 17 Directions
Map Pin Place 18 Ohel Jakob Synagogue / Museum
Map Pin Place 19 Directions
Map Pin Place 20 Munich City Museum
Map Pin Place 21 Directions
Map Pin Place 22 Asam Church

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