Officially, you are standing in Karlsplatz but everyone calls this pedestrian square Stachus. From 1301 until 1791, Neuhauser Tor was the western entrance into the walled-in city. Only a fraction of Karlstor gate remains today. It is located around the corner from Gloria Palast seen here. This historic cinema house was founded by Ilse “Kuba” Kubaschewski. From 1949 through 1974, she was a German movie mogul. Among her cinema credits was The Trapp Family in 1956, the same year Gloria-Palast am Stachus opened.