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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

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Brandenburg Gate was built in the 18th century as a defining symbol of the city, but it ended up in the middle of the no-man’s land separating East and West Germany for the better part of the 20th century. Today, this impressive monument epitomizes European unification and continued peace. It often serves as an attractive backdrop for special events, such as concerts. Architect Carl Gotthard Langhans designed the triumphal arch, finding inspiration in classical Greek architecture. He chose this spot to serve as the entry into the city’s renowned boulevard of linden trees. Artist Johan Gottfried Schadow’s sculpture of a winged goddess commanding a chariot crowns the gate. Plan to see Brandenburg Gate and other attractions that appeal to you using our Berlin holiday planner.
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  • Brandenburg Gate is an impressive historical monument that you can find in any large city across Europe. Yes, there were a lot of important historical events that took place here, and, yes, it is a.....  more
    Brandenburg Gate is an impressive historical monument that you can find in any large city across Europe. Yes, there were a lot of important historical events that took place here, and, yes, it is a.....  more »
  • Built in 1788-1791, has survived Napoleon stealing the quadriga (the statue on top), and World War II bombing. Great to see during the day, but best view take the U at night and as you come out a... 
    Built in 1788-1791, has survived Napoleon stealing the quadriga (the statue on top), and World War II bombing. Great to see during the day, but best view take the U at night and as you come out a...  more »
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  • The history is powerful and deep surrounding this iconic gate. Berlin: the story of a city is a great read for preparing to go and see the city of historic power. The square near the gate holds the American embassy, a star bucks, and a bunch of pickpockets, hustlers, and street performers working for a euro. The iconic buildings in the area have value in learning about prior to arrival too.
  • Brandenburg Gate was really impressive... I really liked it very much. The German authorities have done a lot of work that should be praised and applauded... The fine carvings on the walls give one a glance of rich German culture and architecture... Must be visited if one tours Germany.

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