Munich's most northerly gate is a little further out of the city than the rest, and can be found at the end of the grand boulevard that stretches from the Italianate Odeonsplatz. It demarks the border between Munich proper, and the fashionable dining and partying suburb of Schwabing. It's also the location of Munich's famous Ludwigs-Maximilians university, so if you are heading out into Schwabing or the English Gardens, it's worth dropping off at the Universitat metro stop and having a look around.
This triumphal arch (in the ancient roman fashion) was erected by Bavarian King Ludwig I. in the mid 19th century to honour the role of the Bavarian army in the struggle against Napoleon, conveniently omitting that Bavaria had been a close ally of Napoleon before. It is topped by a quadriga drawn by four lions.
the siegestor, (victory gate) was built by friedrich von gartner between 1843 and 1852 to comemorate the expulsion of french troops from bavaria between 1813 and 1815. this triumphal arch was inspired by the arch of constantine in rome.
This gate begins Leopoldstrasse, so if you are coming from Schwabing or towards it, you can't miss it. It's very reminiscent of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and obviously the Constantine Arch in Rome as it was styled after it.
It was originally erected in the mid 1800's to honor the Bavarian army who fought against Napoleon. After WWII, however, it was inscribed with a saying about it being begun in victory, destroyed in war, and now an admonition for peace.
At the northern end of Ludwigstrasse stands the Siegestor or Victory Arch. The Arch was designed and built by Ludwig I, in 1843-1852. to honor of the Bavarian army's success in the liberty wars of 1814 and 1815. With a bronze figure of Bavaria on top, the arch was fashioned after the most classic example of a triumphal arch, the Arch of Constantine built in Rome in ancient times. It marked the transformation of Munich from a medieval town to an imperial residence. The formerly military monument has been later in the years provided with a new inscription intended to convert it to a peace memorial without sacrificing its original meaning: "Dem Siege geweiht. Vom Krieg zersturt. Zum Frieden mahnend" (Dedicated to victory. Destroyed by war. Calling for peace
It seems like many of world's great city's have a Victory or Triumphal Arch of some kind and Munich is no different. This one is located on Ludwigstrasse by the university and marks the entrance to one of the city's hottest areas for good nightlife. The arch was built from 1843-52 based on designs by Friedrich von Gärtner and modelled after the Arch of Constantine in Rome. Originally, it was built as a tribute to teh Bavarian army's success in the Napoleanic war, but after being damaged in WWII, it was inscribed with the following words: "Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war and a reminder to us all".
At the end of the Ludwigstrasse is this imposing monument. It was erected between 1843-52 to honor the Bavarian Army that succeeded in the war against Napoleon.
On top of the Arch is a bronze figure showing "Bavaria" on a chariot with four lions.
Walk throught he Gate and you entre Schwabing, a district popular by great pubs and a vibrant nightlife.
It is not so much a major destination, but just another of the beautiful monuments that you come upon as you stroll the streets of Munich. It is a copy of the Arch of Constantine, which I was fortunate enough to see on this trip, located in the Rome Forum. Built in 1857 and dedicated to the Bavarian army. It was damaged in WWTwo and an inscription was added after: "Dedicated to Victory, Destroyed by War, Celebrating Peace".
The Siegestor straddles the Ludwig and Leopold Strasse just north of the Ludwig Maximilians University. Ludwig I commissioned the building of this arch of triumph, built in 1843-52, similar to Constantine’s arch in Rome. The three-arched gateway was restored in 1958, and the gate bears the following inscription: “Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, admonishing peace.”
At the northern end of Ludwigstrasse stands the Victory Arch from the mid-19th century. Fashioned after the most classic example of a triumphal arch - the Arch of Constantine built in Rome in ancient times - it has a bronze figure of Bavaria. The formerly martial monument, honouring the famed Bavarian army, has been later in the years provided with a new inscription intended to convert it to a peace memorial, without sacrificing its original meaning:
ýDem Siege geweiht. Vom Krieg zersturt. Zum Frieden mahnendý
ýDedicated to victory. Destroyed by war. Calling for peace.ý
The Victory Gate built by Friedrich von Gärtner.
You see it so much it must nearly be a symbol of Munich.
Siegestor -- great photograph spot. Victory arch, a reminder of heroic times. Located between the university and Giselastrasse.