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Porta Praetoria Roman Gate
The remains of the East Tower of Porta Praetoria from Ancient Roman times
The four walls of the Roman legionary camp each had in the middle of their length an entry gate flanked by two massive towers. The northern gate facing the Danube, called Porta Praetoria, was discovered in 1885 during renovations in the Bischofshof brewery. It was restored in 1887 and is a part of the Bischofshof complex.
The twin arches served as a city gate until the 17th century. The parts that remain are the western arch, a section of the wall connected to the western tower, and the two-story eastern tower. The shaped stones were built in layers without using mortar. The Porta Nigra, Trier's northern city gate, was built at the same time, and the two are the only remaining Roman gates north of the Alps. Regensburg's Porta Praetoria gains significance as the only remaining gate of a Roman military camp in northern Europe.
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