Französisches Tor

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Xylanderstraße 2, Landau in der Pfalz, Germany

Französisches Tor Landau in der Pfalz Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Französisches Tor - French Gate Apr 28, 2017
The French gate is the second of the two remaining gatehouses in Vauban's huge fortification which was built around the town in 1688-1691. It is pointing south, towards the mainland of France (Landau WAS part of France when it was built) and thus named the „French“ gate.

The building is, unlike the neglected German Gate, well restored. It hosts a restaurant. The location is much closer to the lively town centre and pedestrian zone and far more attractive.

Post-war times brought a drastic and amazing change in politics: After being almost constantly at war for centuries, the two neighbouring nations France and Germany have become the closest friends and allies. A modern inscription honours the present French-German friendship.
Französisches Tor
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Landau in der Pfalz
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