A small, independent fortified castle, an icon of the city of Metz, the Porte des Allemands is named after the Teutonic Knights, hospitaller brothers of Notre Dame des Allemands, who founded a hospital nearby in the 13th century. It is the largest surviving building on the medieval ramparts and served both as a double door and a bridge over the river Seille.

Practical Information

Subject of tourist venue - historic building
  • Military heritage
Styles or dates of tourist venue - historic building
  • Mediaeval
Pets welcome
  • YES
Amenities - cultural heritage
  • Toilets
Conditions of visit (individuals)
  • Visit on your own at all times
Accessible for disabled people
  • Yes