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Porta Praetoria Roman Gate

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.

[ Source: http://www.regensburg.de/welterbe/english/experience_world_heritage/monuments/porta_praetoria.shtml ]

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"Are there other Roman ruins in Regensburg that can be seen in addition to the Roman gate?" (posted 08/18/2016)

Hello to live like a Germsn, yes there are many other Roman ruins in Regensburg. For example, there is under the theater pieces of a Roman heating system. There are many remains of Roman walls, a large piece is exposed in a parking garage. Find the Romans in Regensburg Altstsdt at almost every second intersection. The entire old town stands on Roman Gundmauern. There is so much that it would blow up the Forum here. Ask for hire at Regrnsburg tourism. Greetings Christine Hieronymus
Answer provided by Christine HIeronymus on 08/18/2016
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The Porta Praetoria is a Roman gate in Regensburg. In addition to the larger Porta Nigra in Trier, it is the only remaining Roman gate system north of the Alps. There are several remnants of Roman walls in Regensburg
Answer provided by Roswitha Kaiser on 08/18/2016
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There is only one official site - but Regensburg is generally a Roman-influenced city and some other sites have been found, but are not officially. if you are in Regensburg, I recommend a trip to Kelheim - also for even relics of the Roman period. Here a page with more information http://www.antikefan.de/laender/deutschland.html a trip to Kelheim - the Danube breakthrough - visit Weltenburg with the beautiful beer garden -and back might walk - a translated with a barge on the Danube and the trail then back - even beautiful and not tiring. The Walhalla is well worth a visit. Many greetings and a great time Claudia
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 08/19/2016
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