Munich Squares: Karlsplatz (Stachus)
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Munich Squares: Karlsplatz (Stachus)


Munich Squares: Karlsplatz (Stachus)

The Karlstor (until 1791 Neuhauser Tor) at the Karlsplatz (Stachus) used to be the western city gate of the second, larger city wall of Munich in Bavaria, Germany, and was constructed within the scope of the enlargement of Munich by the Emperor Ludwig IV in 1302.

It was constantly extended and fortified within the course of time. As it was destroyed to a large extent in 1857, it was rebuilt and redesigned by Arnold Zenetti in neo-Gothic style.


Between 1899 and 1902, the Karlsplatz or Stachus circus was constructed by Gabriel v. Seidl who also redesigned the Karlstor.

The more common name "Stachus" is probably due to the innkeeper Eustachius Föderl who had a restaurant at the Karlsplatz.

In the Second World War, the Karlstor was severely damaged again and a simplified version of it was reconstructed.

Now, the Karlstor is the entrance gate to the largest shopping street of Munich, the Neuhauser Strasse that leads to the Marienplatz.
Munich Stachus