When they finally broke through the rock of the Mönchsberg in 1764, this tunnel was a dramatic feat of engineering. The idea then had been to link the Riedenburg (the name remains today) with the city to get a main traffic channel. The street and tunnel remain one of the key arteries in the modern traffic system. The opening of the 123 m long and 12 m wide tunnel in 1766 was done by Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach by driving a six-horse carriage through the "New Gate".
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Herbert v. Karajan-Platz: Bus 1, 4, 15