Discover

Nauener Tor

Nauener Tor

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 128 out of 136 hikers

Tips

  • JR56

    The Nauener Tor is located in the immediate vicinity of the Dutch Quarter. The gate is one of the earliest structures built on the model of English Gothic Revival on the European continent.

    In addition to the Jägertor and the Brandenburg Gate, the Nauener Tor on the arterial road to Nauen is one of the three preserved city gates of Potsdam. It was built in 1755 after a sketch of Frederick the Great by the architect Johann Gottfried Büring. Above all, the goal was to enhance the visual axis from the city center to Nauener Straße through its long-distance effect. The king consciously chose a Gothic, medieval-looking architecture to give the city gate the appearance of a higher age value. This makes the Nauener Tor an extraordinary rarity in the history of European construction, as it is the oldest example of neo-Gothic architecture in mainland Europe alongside the first Neo-Gothic buildings in England.

    The baroque city gate initially remained between the two plastered round towers with a crenellated wreath and conical peaks made of natural stone. The side extensions on both sides of the towers with arcuate arcade openings reinforced with their grotesque heads the medieval impression. In connection with the demolition of the city wall in the 19th century, the baroque Nauener Tor was then also eliminated in 1867. It was blocked by a gate with a larger arched
    shaped opening to match the Neo-Gothic architecture.

    In 1996/97, the gate and the forecourt were extensively renovated, the gate was restored to its historic appearance. Also during the reconstruction in the middle of the 19th century, the connection between the individual towers was carried out in the neo-gothic style. The two wings of the Nauener Gate now offer two restaurants.
    potsdam.de/nauener-tor

    translated byView Original
    • May 6, 2019

  • joetobn

    The Nauener Tor is nice to look at. However, it was restored so sterile that it looks like a lost movie set from the Filmpark Babelsberg ...
    The real highlight at the place is the Cafe Heider and the associated brewery, including beer garden ...

    translated byView Original
    • August 16, 2018

  • sed.ierksmeier

    One of three striking, old city gates of Potsdam. Here is a small market regularly held, where you u.a. can get a hot meal (for example pasta). Ideal before the trip to the Dutch Quarter!

    translated byView Original
    • August 8, 2017

  • Tina Sierpinski

    Nauener Tor acts on me like a portal into a bygone alien world. Great to look at!

    translated byView Original
    • October 1, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The Nauener Tor next to the Dutch Quarter, in the neo-gothic style, forms the northern end of Potsdam's city center.

    translated byView Original
    • August 16, 2018

  • Wieby 1978 🚲 🥾 🧗🏼‍♀️ 👩🏼

    One of the three old city gates of Potsdam

    translated byView Original
    • August 11, 2020

  • Lausitzer Wandermann 🥾⛰🚶🏻‍♂️

    The Nauener Tor, one of the three preserved city gates of Potsdam, was built in 1754/1755 and is considered the first neo-Gothic building in Europe.

    translated byView Original
    • September 30, 2020

  • Matze on Tour

    The Nauener Tor is one of the three preserved city gates of Potsdam.
    The Dutch quarter is in the immediate vicinity. Both are absolute highlights

    translated byView Original
    • October 30, 2020

  • Daggy☀️🌻🚶🏼‍♀️

    The Nauener Tor is one of the three preserved city gates of Potsdam.

    translated byView Original
    • April 8, 2021

  • joetobn

    The Nauener Tor is nice to look at. However, it was restored so sterile that it looks like a lost movie set from the Filmpark Babelsberg ...
    The real highlight at the place is the Cafe Heider and the associated brewery, including beer garden ...

    translated byView Original
    • August 16, 2018

  • Matze on Tour

    Potsdam itself is a highlight, Sanssouci Palace, the Dutch quarter and much more can be seen there

    translated byView Original
    • October 30, 2020

  • Tom Spandau

    Whoever comes to Brandenburg should definitely visit the state capital. It is peppered with many sights and there is something for everyone, also for nature lovers, the area offers a lot.

    translated byView Original
    • November 2, 2020

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Nauener Tor

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Brandenburg, Germany

Information

  • Elevation80 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Brandenburg

Discover

Nauener Tor