Being the last of the gates to be built meant that the Friedland Gate benefited from the experience the builders and architects about constructing fortifications they had learned on the earlier construction. In the early 20th century the gate was considered to be of little use and part of the adjacent defensive wall was demolished to allow a new road to be built and for the gate to be closed. It stood empty for many years following the war but now houses an interesting collection of Königsberg artefacts, many recovered during a clean-up operation of the nearby South Park lakes in the 1980s.
Set a little way out of the centre on the southern defensive line of the Inner Ring, the Friedland Fate and the museum it holds is worth taking a trip out to see. The gate itself is impressive enough, but it’s the exhibitions inside which make the