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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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  • If you want to take a quality picture or selfy with zerp to minimal extra people in the background you will need to do it before 7:30 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy, Reichstag and Holocaust ...  more »
  • Much celebrated for what it means, the Brandenburg Gate is not as uplifting as it is celebrated on several occasions. However, for its location at the bottom of Under den Linten has its own fascination given above all by the memory of historical events to which it has been the backdrop.
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  • Historical place to visit.. Nice environment, great crown all over year. Tourists and history loving people just love this place because of its involvement in different sectors like politics, revolution, reunify, war etc. Great to watch the beauty. The good thing is the location of its also not very far from the 'Parliament'.
  • Nice area and patrolled by security constantly. Plenty of ways to get there public and private transit. There is more to see near the tower and leads to the surrounding area. Take a stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds.
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