The 'Siegestor' is a memorial in Munich, built on demand of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The memorial was designed by Friedrich von Gartner (based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome) and was built between 1843 and 1852.

The memorial was raised to honour the Bavarian army ("Dem Bayerischen Heere") which helped fight in the liberation war against Napoleon in 1813. Opposing this memorial is the Feldherrenhalle on the other end of the Ludwigstrasse.

During the Second World War the Siegestor was largely destroyed, before the arch was rebuilt in the late 1950s. The additional script of "Dem Sieg geweiht, vom Krieg zerstört, zum Frieden mahnend" was added then.

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  • Text: Lennard Bolijn
  • Photos: Lennard Bolijn