Französisches Tor

Landau in der Pfalz

Büro für Tourismus Landau

Büro für Tourismus Landau
Info im Büro für Tourismus, Marktstraße 50
76829 Landau

Phone : (0049) 6341 13 8310
Fax : (0049) 6341 13 8309


Landau Fortress could only be entered or left through two main gates - the "German Gate" in the north and the "French Gate" in the south. The imposing gateways secured the vulnerable entrances to the fortress on the one hand, but on the other hand they also symbolised the French king's claim to power. The Bourbon coat of arms (the lilies), the sculptured head of the Sun King and his motto: "Nec pluribus impar". (Grown even by many) in the gable field of the gates were intended to visually demonstrate the Sun King's self-image to visitors from afar.

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