Germans' Gate

Metz, France

The Germans' Gate (Porte des Allemands) is a medieval bridge castle and city gate in Metz, France. It is named after the Teutonic Knights, hospitaller brothers of Notre Dame des Allemands, who founded a hospital nearby in the 13th century. It has two original round towers and two gun bastions of the 15th century.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Enmanuel Ortega (12 months ago)
It was very friendly and nice welcome from the guy that explained some things to us and told us where to go. The place has a tower where you can go up and have a better view over part of the city. They have different exhibitions. The facility looks good taken care of.
kapil gupta (14 months ago)
Beautiful quiet spot to enjoy a bit of chatter and break. Bring some snacks or coffee along and enjoy the calm :-)
Aparna K (16 months ago)
This place has much beauty from the outside and view from outside is amazing. Didn't find anything interesting inside , though we took rest there for sometime there.
noodlenoggin (18 months ago)
Nice bridge fortification to visit and climb through. It's interesting, and there's a nice little park outside it, as well. It only really takes a half hour to see everything here, though - it's not a destination type of attraction. Still, if you visit Metz, you should make a point to visit.
Andrew Richardson (20 months ago)
I've always loved this landmark. I lived in Metz 2010-2011 while teaching English, and I remember my cab driver took me by here on the first day in town. I knew I had to go back. If you're a history fan like me, there's a bit here to look at. I confess I haven't actually been inside it, as that wasn't available in 2011 and we didn't have time this time around in 2022, but it looked like they had some fascinating stuff inside and they do guided tours on Wednesdays (I believe... maybe it was Tuesdays). There's not a lot to *do* but there's a lot to look at for history fans.
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