The Siegestor in Munich is a 24 m high triumphal arch, separating the Leopold Street from the Ludwig Street and the district of Schwabing from Maxvorstadt.
View from the north side of the Siegestor
History of the Siegestor
In 1840, Ludwig I commissioned his architect Friedrich von Gärtner, after whom the Gärtnerplatz was named, to build a triumphal arch modeled after the Arch of Constantine in Rome. The Siegestor is dedicated to the Bavarian army, and bears the inscription which translates to “CONSECRATED TO THE VICTORY. DESTROYED BY WAR. ADMISHONING TO PEACE“. The Ludwig street with the Feldherrenhalle at one end, extended the Siegestor at the other end. After being destroyed in the Second World War, the south side was kept deliberately simple. Only in 1972 the restored quadriga Bavaria with the four lions was placed back on the Siegestor.
Siegestor with uptown view
Miss Munchen recommends
Stroll around the Leopoldstrasse and enjoy an ice cream at one of the many ice cream parlors.
Close to the Victory Gate - The English Garden
Haus der Kunst - House of Art Bayrisches Nationalmuseum - Bavarian National Museum Englischer Garten- English Garden Beer garden Chinesischer Turm Beer garden Seehaus Siegestor -- Victory Gate Beergarden Aumeister Overview map of English Garden in Munich
Directions to Victory Gate
Adress: Leopoldstraße 1, 80539 München
U-Bahn: U3/U6 stop Universität
Map of Victory Gate Leopoldstraeße and Ludwigstraße
Pictures of Victory Gate