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Sigmundstor (Gate), Salzburg

Sigmundstor (Gate) - Salzburg, Austria
Sigmundstor (Gate)
Herbert von Karajan-Platz, Salzburg, Austria 5020Map
Neighborhood: Altstadt (old town)
Overview

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".

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Sigmundstor (Gate) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Herbert v. Karajan-Platz: Bus 1, 4, 15
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