Nauener Tor

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  • Uwe.Reiter

    Potsdam's Nauener Tor as an entrance to the old town

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    • October 30, 2017

  • Tom

    A landmark of Potsdam and the entrance to Potsdam's old town. If you walk through the gate, you will come in one direction to Alexandrovka (Russian Village) and in the other direction, just next to the left, to the Dutch Quarter. If you follow the street you will see the shopping street of Potsdam on the right.

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    • July 7, 2018

  • Pauline

    Nice shopping and walking area, where you can feel the spirit of the city. The trams and cars are not in the way, but you can not ride on the pavement and be careful not to get stuck in the tracks.

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    • February 17, 2019

  • Gilaundingoholding

    Important historical place of this city!

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    • July 24, 2018

  • L🅾️kTom

    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 view from the city center into the 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 meager heads the medieval impression. In connection with the demolition of the city wall in the 19th century, the Baroque Nauener Tor was also eliminated in 1867. It was blocked by a gate with a larger arched
    shaped opening to match the Neo-Gothic architecture.
    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 in the
    executed in Gothic Revival style. The two wings of the
    Nauener Tores offer space for two restaurants today.
    Address:
    Nauener Tor
    14467 Potsdam
    Germany
    Source:
    potsdam.de/nauener-tor

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    • August 12, 2018

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Location: Brandenburg, Germany

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