Karlstor (Stachus)

Karlstor am Stachus, Foto: Immanuel Rahman
Foto: Immanuel Rahman

The Karlstor at Karlsplatz (known by locals as “Stachus”) borders Munich’s Old Town to the west.

In addition to the Sendlinger Tor and the Isartor, the Karlstor was erected in the 14th century as part of the city fortifications. In the corners of the main gate archway are the so-called “collar heads”. The represent prominent Munich residents. Along with Kutscher Krenkl, Baron Zulzbeck, and the Finessensepperl, Bavaria’s last court jester watches the passersby.

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