Porta Praetoria

Regensburg, Germany

Porta Praetoria, a gateway to the city of Regensburg, dates from 179 AD. Among Porta Nigra in Trier, it is the only remaining Roman gate north of the Alps. Giant blocks of stone were used to construct this gate in the northern wall of the Roman military camp. It survives as a reminder of Castra Regina, the Roman settlement.


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Founded: 179 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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Michael Doonan (11 months ago)
Visited Regensburg. Old city still retains some original Roman fort stone structures from 179AD. Pictures of a Roman gate and defensive turret.
Daniel (12 months ago)
Beautiful landmark, very nice to learn about the history of the city
Leslie Clark Ashton (12 months ago)
An example of the most Northern Roman, Garrison Wall in Germany. Situated not far from the river bank of the Danube, this Roman Garrison of 6000, elite troops held the line for 500 years against the Germanic tribes just across the Danube.
Markus “markobear1” (2 years ago)
We preserved old Roman area and wall in Regensburg Altstadt. Various explanation signs relay history of this area . Several tourist groups have this as a destination stop on their Regensburg Germany city tours. Free Handicapped doable. Cobblestone roads Restrooms hard to find Close to other historical sights Restaurants near by Recommended
David Dancey (3 years ago)
The remains of an old Roman gateway. Once part of the northern gateway of the legionary fortress of Castra Regina, this ancient gate still survives as part of the houses adjoining the cathedral square.
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