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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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  • How nice to be in, this is one of those landmarks that impressed by the beauty and for all that this site has passed. Try to put yourself in the history of this Gate.
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  • Wasn't sure what to expect but so glad we went. It's an odd feeling knowing the history behind the gate. Dont forget at the hotel in the courtyard behind, on the 4th floor, Michael Jackson dangled his...  more »
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  • Amazing, simply amazing. If you're interested in German history, especially that of the Prussian empire, this is an essential visit. I'd recommend also seeing it at night, as well as the day. At night, there are significantly less people, and you get to see the Tor beautifully lit up.
  • One of the most beautiful architecture pieces I've seen. Nearby you can find other historical landmarks that are rather interesting such as the Holocaust memorial. The best time to visit is close to sunset, when you can see the monument light up and the streets are flooded with artists under its golden glow
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