Potsdam City Tour - Stop 13 Hunter's Gate
Start or interrupt your Potsdam City Tour by City Circle at Stop Hunter's Gate.
The Hunter's Gate was built in 1733 together with the city's first gabled houses. It is Potsdam's oldest and still preserved city gate and forms one of the city exits to the north. It got its name after the electoral hunting court in front of the city. The royal hunting parties passed it on their way into the woods north of Potsdam. Later the soldiers of the Potsdam garrison passed through here to the manoeuvring areas on Bornstedter Field.
The decorative crowning of the gate represents a scene of the then very popular par force hunt (hunt with dogs, French par force means "by force"). In 1869 the city wall was demolished. Since then the Hunter's Gate stands free.
Under the headline Sightseeing Highlights and Interesting Discoveries on this page, you will find further tips for activities near the Hunter's Gate. With just one click you can also reach the nearest stops on your Best of Potsdam Tour.