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Isartor stands tall as only one left of the four main medieval gates in Munich, built in 1337 to serve as a defense for the city. You can see much of the restoration performed on the gate and its central tower, bringing it back to its former glory. Don't miss the frescoes that tell the story of Emperor Louis's victorious return after the Battle of Mühldorf. Inside the gate, in a curious change of subject matter, you'll find a museum dedicated to Karl Valentin, a comedian and actor. Put Isartor on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Munich travel site .
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  • One of the gates of access to historical part of Munich, must-see to go catching the mood of the most beautiful part of the city.
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  • It's not as trendy as the Karsl gate, but is one of the city's most beautiful ports. The access to an avenue with a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.
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  • The Isartor at the Isartorplatz in Munich is one of the four main gates of the medieval city wall. It was a fortress for the defence and gates of the Gotham City (Isartor, Sendlinger Tor and Karlstor) is the easternmost of the three remaining of Munich. The door is close to the river Isar. The frescoes, created in 1835 by Bernhard von Neher, represent the victorious return of the Emperor Louis after the battle of Mühldorf in 1322.
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  • Very hard to find. No singboard. We have to call the person incharge yo get direction. The bed was not confortable. Room very dark with dim light. Won't come back here.
  • My family and I (myself, my wife, our 10-month old son, and my parents) recently stayed at the Isartor Apartments in Munich as part of a long vacation through central Europe, and this was by far the worst lodging offering we experienced, and the problems started from the moment we walked in the door. My wife had contacted management prior to our arrival to confirm a crib for our son, to which management agreed. However, upon our arrival, no crib was in the apartment. Luckily, someone answered the after-hours phone (though this was definitely the exception, and not the rule), and provided a crib....the crib however, turned out to be dirty, along with the rest of the apartment. After a short time of my son crawling around to get some wiggles out (we had been traveling most of the day), we prepared him for a bath, and we came to find that the apartment floors were filthy. To paint a visual, the tops of my son's feet looked as black as a coal miner's face after a day on the job. We later noticed that there was a disgusting amount of hair and dust under the beds, paint was peeling off of the walls, and there was still trash left in the apartment from the previous visitors (the manager claimed that the cleaning crew "missed the trash", though I doubt a cleaning crew even exists). The shower is tiny, doors were broken, problems galore. As if this wasn't bad enough, one of the beds literally fell apart as we were unpacking, and over the course of the first night, the only toilet in the apartment stopped working. I tried calling the after-hours phone again, but no one answered. Never. I called multiple times, and never got a hold of anyone. The toilet also stopped working on our third night in the apartment, and again, no one answered the after-hours phone (good thing they actually have one, it seems to solve a lot of problems). Despite being advertised as offering wireless internet, the only connectivity available was the one corner in the kitchen, and even this was paltry. Things got to be so bad, that my wife and I were embarrassed that we had brought my parents to this apartment, and after the first night, seriously considered moving to another location. The only redeeming quality of this lodging facility is its location; it is located centrally to the river, and is a short walk from the Isartor and Victuals Market, but the appeal stops here. Save your money, and take your business elsewhere. I absolutely would not recommend this place to anyone.
  • Just good location and very modern apartment look like student dormitory.
  • The location is good but this place has serious problems with check in. If you come at the evening the reception is closed and calling the guy will probably won't work. I have seen three other people who had this exact problem. You call him 10 times and luckily you reach him. Also the rooms are not cleaned as regularly as what I would expect in an hotel with this price point.
  • EXCELLENT LOCATION, APARTMENT WITH KITCHEN. Near the Isar river and the downtown. SEHR GEMÜTLICH.

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