Leipziger Tor

Leipzig Gate

Berlin / 1683-1738

The gate, built in 1683 and considered the most beautiful and representative of all Berlin fortress gates, was located in the southwest of the city. In 1738 it was demolished; its function as a gate in the direction of Potsdam was henceforth taken over by the new Potsdam Gate of the Berlin Customs Wall.

For a long time, the Potsdam Gate was therefore synonymously called the New Leipzig Gate.

A gabled structure rose above a rusticated basement with a round arched gateway flanked by pilasters.

The upper storey had no windows, but formed the presentation area for a dedication to the Prussian King Frederick William I in its framed central field. Trophies and slave figures were grouped to the sides and above this attachment.

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