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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www.regensburg.com

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Carlos Villalobos (2 years ago)
Currently under construction. But still nice to see the Roman history from 179 AD staying alive and well in the city.
Andrea Madsen (2 years ago)
Built in 179 AD. Roman archway. It is pretty impressive how well it is preserved.
Alex Bridgeforth (2 years ago)
Love seeing this old Roman history come alive.
virtuosok (2 years ago)
I haven't found this one notice worthy, let alone remarkable. The gate may well be important and very ancient, but it is fully restored and feels new. Also, I haven't found any information around about gate history, significance etc. Overall, the landmark kept me wondering whether I might be blind or missing anything...
Iulian Dinu (2 years ago)
Very well preserved city landmark. I would have liked a bit more "on the spot" info about what it's history.
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