In the 1840s, the tiring brickwork was renovated and the gate decorated as you see it today with sandstone flowers, medallions and coats of arms. Two sculpted bust portraits were also inlaid on the inner side of the gate – on the left the Prussian Minister of War, Field Marshal Hermann von Boyen (1771-1848), and on the right Lieutenant-General Ernst von Aster (1778-1855), the man responsible for designing and organising construction of most of the city's other remaining gates and fortifications.
Interestingly, with traffic passing under the two arches (one lane in either direction), it is the only remaining gate still serving its original purpose. Today you can see inside the gate by paying a visit to the Museum of Marzipan which is housed in one part.
The Friedland Gate was built in 1857-1862 to the design of Ernst Ludwig von Aster and its completion marked the end of construction of the Second Defensive Ring. You may recognise the name of Friedland, today renamed Pravdinsk and found approximately 60k
This impressive gate in the south-west of the city is all that remains of Fort Friedrichsburg which stood here from 1657 until the 1920s. The fort was originally built to protect Königsberg from the sea and was designed by the great Prussian mathematicia
Marzipan Museum at Brandenburg Gate
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A bit of a double-winner this one. This small museum is a tribute to the production of marzipan, a tradition that goes back to the 18th century and for which Konigsburg was famous. You'll find out about its history, see photos and documents relating to i