Rotes Tor

City Gate and City Walls in Augsburg

Roter Torwall
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Rotes Tor, or the Red Gate, is a historic city gate located in Augsburg, Germany. It is one of the four remaining medieval gates that once provided access to the city, and is considered a landmark and symbol of Augsburg.

The gate was originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications, and was extensively renovated in the 17th century in the Baroque style. It features a distinctive red colour, which is believed to have been inspired by the red and white colours of the coat of arms of the city of Augsburg.

The Rotes Tor has a rich history and has played an important role in the defence of Augsburg over the centuries. During the Thirty Years’ War, it was heavily fortified and served as a key defensive position against invading armies.

Today, the Rotes Tor is a popular tourist attraction, and visitors can explore the gate and its surrounding area, which features a number of historic buildings, shops, and restaurants. The gate is also used as a venue for various cultural events throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals.

The Rotes Tor appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Augsburg!

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Visiting Rotes Tor

Address: Rotes Tor, Am Roten Tor, Augsburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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