Maxtor (Munich)

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Maxtor from Maximiliansplatz in the northwest

The Maxtor is the youngest city ​​gate in Munich . The Maxtor is located in the west of Munich's old town at the point where Prannerstrasse joins Maximiliansplatz .


The gate was built in 1805 by Nikolaus Schedel von Greiffenstein after the city ​​wall had been torn down at this point. It was therefore of no importance for the defense, but was intended to optically close off Prannerstrasse to the west towards the open-air area in front of the demolished city wall. The northeast half of the gate was destroyed in World War II and reconstructed by Erwin Schleich in 1985 .

The original name of the gate was "Prannerstor". It was not until 1806 that it was named Max-Joseph-Tor in honor of the then King Maximilian I Joseph . From 1809 it is only called Maxtor for short.


Grotto fountain

On either side of the street there are two gateposts crowned by stone vases. For pedestrians there are two smaller side gates on both sides, on the lintels of which two stone lions rest. That is why the gate is often referred to as the “lion gate”. Adjacent to the south is the grotto fountain , which was designed in 1886.


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Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 29.6 ″  N , 11 ° 34 ′ 17.9 ″  E