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General description: Brandenburger GateThe Brandenburg Tor is a symbol of Berlin which holds a special place in the heart of the city. When the symbolic landmark of Berlin was unveiled on 3 October 2002 after many years of restoration work, a million spectators cheered because the people of Berlin love their city's symbol, which incidentally was never actually used as a gate (Tor means Gate in German).
History of the Brandenburg Tor
Since 1791, the 20 m high monument has stood resplendent on Paris Square, built based on designs by the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans, who modelled the structure on the Propylae of the Acropolis of Athens. The goddess of victory shown driving on four horses is regarded as a bringer of peace. After his successful military crusades, Napoleon could not resist humiliating the people of Berlin, and he took the quadriga back to Paris with him in 1806. Just eight years later, it was once again resplendent on high in its regular place as a result of the wars of liberation. Victoria was decorated with an iron cross, laurel wreath and Prussian eagle to commemorate the battle against Napoleon's troops. After the Second World War, the Brandenburg Gate was badly damaged. The quadriga was reconstructed based on old plastercast models, in a joint project between the city governments of East and West Berlin. However, the GDR government decreed that the iron cross and Prussian eagle should be removed, and the goddess of victory was instead given a staff with an oak leaf wreath. The old symbols were only returned to their exalted position after reunification.
Good Vibes at the Brandenburg Tor
Berlin's symbolic landmark, which is over 200 years old, is resplendent again with a new lustre at a historic location. It is free to visit at any time of day and there is always something going on around it. It is beautiful to see it at sunrise and sunset when it makes a beautiful backdrop for romantic pictures.
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55 reviews Brandenburger Gate
The Brandenburger Tor is definitely worth a visit! I studied in Berlin for a year and the Tor was always a good place to come with guests as it is always surrounded by a good atmosphere and lots going on. It is one of the icons of Berlin and great to take photos in front of. Sunset is an especially good light to take romantic photos! Round the corner from the Brandenburger Tor there is the Jewish Memorial which is my favorite place in Berlin. It's a good landmark to start your tour of Berlin from! Read more
in June 11,
Sophia, Age 19-25