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Munich Square: Sendlingertorplatz


Munich Squares: Sendlingertorplatz

The Sendlinger Tor at the Sendlinger Torplatz was constructed in 1308 within the scope of the enlargement of Munich by the Emperor Ludwig IV. It was the southern city gate of the second, larger fortification of Munich and now separates the historic city center from the area Isarvorstadt. The other two city gates of this second city wall that still exist are the Isartor and the Karlstor.

Originally, the appearance of the Sendlinger Tor was similar to that of the Isartor.


In 1810, however, the medium tower was removed and in 1906, the three archways between the two towers were replaced by one large archway.

There is still visible a rest of the old city wall at the Sendlinger Tor. When you pass the gate, you enter the Sendlingerstrasse that leads to the Marienplatz. The "Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor" that is located directly at the Sendlingertorplatz is the oldest cinema of Munich.
Sendlinger Tor