Flensburg, Germany

The Nordertor is an old town gate in Flensburg, Germany, which was built around 1595. Today the landmark is used as a symbol for Flensburg.

The town wall of Flensburg was built step by step from 1345 onwards. A town gate, named Norder Porte, was built in the northern section of the wall. At the end of the 16th century it was replaced by the Nordertor, a building with stepped gables and archway. At this time the Nordertor marked the northern boundary of the town. It was a checkpoint that was closed at night.

On the north face of the gate are two plaques. The left one bears the royal coat of arms of King Christian IV, 1577-1648 and the Latin words: Regna Firmat Pietas — Piety strengthens the Realm. The right one bears the coat of arms of Flensburg with the German words: Friede ernährt, Unfrieden verzehrt — Peace nurtures, strife devours. The town gate was restored in the time of Christian VII, 1749-1808.

In 2004 the gate was licensed as a venue for civil weddings, so that weddings are now performed in a room above the archway of the gate.



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Founded: 1595
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Science's Bedroom (3 months ago)
Such a old landmark of the city. Loved to visit it!
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Amazing gate
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