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Brandenburger Tor

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  • Bergfee13

    I feel gratitude and humility as soon as I not only stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate and linger for a moment, but can now also walk through it: "the door is open!"

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    • April 30, 2019

  • JR56

    The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is one of the most important landmarks of the metropolis. The only surviving city gate in Berlin, which used to stand for the division of the city into east and west, has been the symbol of the unity of Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition, the sandstone building is one of the most beautiful examples of German classicism.

    visitberlin.de/de/brandenburger-tor

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    • April 11, 2019

  • Franz

    The Brandenburg Gate was built in 1789. The gate is the only surviving from last 18 Berlin city gates. The crowning sculpture of the Quadriga (four-in-hand) is particularly beautiful, a Berlin highlight.

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    • October 28, 2019

  • Söhni 🏃🇩🇪♥️🇺🇦

    The Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of German unity from the memorial of division. Its original purpose had nothing to do with politics.
    The sandstone Brandenburg Gate is one of the largest and most beautiful creations of German classicism. It was built in the years 1788 to 1791 to designs by Carl Gotthard Langhans the Elder, which was strongly based on the Propylaea of ​​the Athenian Acropolis. King Frederick William II had previously ordered the construction of the Brandenburg Gate, as he sought a dignified architectural end to the boulevard Unter den Linden.

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Elisabeth

    After heavy war damage, the gate was restored to 1958.

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    • October 28, 2019

  • Robert

    The Brandenburg Gate is the most famous Berlin landmark. The gate is crowned by a sculpture, the so-called Quadriga. This is a work designed by the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow. Up until the opening of the Iron Curtain, it stood directly on the border between East and West Berlin, symbolizing the meeting of the Warsaw Pact and NATO during the Cold War at the most politically sensitive point in their common course of the border.

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    • January 29, 2020

  • Radwanderer

    The Brandenburg Gate is clearly on the list of must-have-seen-tourists-Tour-A.
    Also nice with the bike :)

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    • June 19, 2016

  • Miodrag Knežević

    The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is one of the most important landmarks of the metropolis. The only surviving city gate in Berlin, which used to stand for the division of the city into east and west, has been the symbol of German unity since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    • September 18, 2020

  • Tom Spandau

    The Brandenburg Gate, a landmark of Berlin, should be visited early in the morning if you want a little peace and quiet to let it sink in.

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    • July 5, 2017

  • Topsi

    The monumental Brandenburg Gate can look back on a 200-year history. If it was a symbol of the division of Berlin and Germany until 1989, today it is a national symbol of unity and thus one of the city's most famous landmarks.
    Source: berlin.de

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    • September 5, 2015

  • Bonadea

    The landmark with the Quadriga connects today again the east with the west of the city of Berlin.

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    • June 15, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The Berlin landmark and symbol of overcome separation. The Brandenburg Gate is the only remaining city gate in Berlin.

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    • February 25, 2019

  • Alex

    Naturally one of the highlights for every visitor to Berlin, and definitely a MUST.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • DAGGY

    The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is an early classicist triumphal gate that stands on the western flank of the square Pariser Platz in the Mitte district of Berlin.

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    • April 22, 2021

  • daha

    The Brandenburg Gate as a symbol of separation and reunification of Germany!

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    • February 28, 2017

  • Barbara P.

    A piece of history that should not be missed on a visit to Berlin. For me always closely connected with the streets June 17 and Unter den Linden, the Hotel Astor and the view of the column.

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    • February 26, 2019

  • Martinique

    Located on the former border, today it is a symbol of unification.

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    • January 14, 2019

  • JR56

    The Brandenburg Gate was built from 1788 to 1791 according to plans by Carl Gotthard Langhans and is modeled on the gateways (Propylaea) of the Athens Acropolis. Six Doric columns on each side are presented to the eleven-meter-deep transom.
    In 1793, the Quadriga designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow was placed on top of the Brandenburg Gate. It tells its own story: In 1806 Napoleon brought the Quadriga to Paris as a sign of his triumph. In 1814 it returned to its traditional place in Berlin after the victory over the French Emperor. It has always looked east towards the city center.
    With the division of Germany and the construction of the Wall in 1961, the Brandenburg Gate was in the restricted area and was not accessible to Berliners and visitors. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, 100,000 people attended the official opening of the Brandenburg Gate on December 22, 1989 - and shortly afterwards celebrated the first New Year's Eve here. Even today, the Brandenburg Gate stands like no other landmark for the reunified Berlin.

    visitberlin.de/de/brandenburger-tor

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    • April 11, 2019

  • Denis

    The Brandenburg Gate is probably the highlight of Berlin. An absolute must visit when in Berlin 👍🏼

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    • January 12, 2019

  • U. S.

    The Brandenburg Gate stops. For too long many were allowed to look at it from one side only ... Unfortunately ...

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    • December 20, 2016

  • Gerd

    Years long symbol of the German division (hardly aware of the younger generation ...) it is today one of the most important landmarks of the city. On a visit to Berlin a "must have"!

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    • November 24, 2018

  • Gerd

    What should one tell a lot about this famous sight? It is simply part of every Berlin tour.

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    • January 8, 2017

  • Michael Hck

    It is a very nice feeling to stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate for the first time and let the surroundings work on you

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    • January 8, 2022

  • Cornell Paasche
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    • December 9, 2016


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