Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe Germany

Brandenburg Gate – The sensational monument of unity and peace

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January 16, 2021

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TypeLandmark
Year1791
Age230 years old
Commissioned by
Built by
Prussian king Frederick William II
Carl G. Langhans
ModelPropylaea in Athens (gate at the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens)
Opening time /
Ticket cost
Permanently open
Free
Getting thereBy Train
– 7 minutes from Berlin to Brandenburg Gate
By Bus
– 15 minutes Line 100 bus via S+U Brandenburger Tor
LocationPariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg Gate – a former symbol of separation became a symbol of unity

The Brandenburg Gate is a former symbol of a divided city. The gate separated East from West Berlin.

The Gate was built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel.

The gate survived World War II with just a few damages.

The Gate is 26 metres high and 65.5 metres long and is supported by two rows of six Doric columns.

The Brandenburg Gate faces Pariser Platz

Quadriga statue – the sign of victory

In 1793, on the top of Brandenburg Gate Quadriga statue was added. The statue represents the goddess of victory driving a chariot pulled by four horses.

In 1806, Napoleon, the French Emperor, took the statue to Paris as a sign of his victory. In 1814 the Quadriga was returned to Berlin.

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