The Brandenburg Gate | Berlin

Posted by on January 9, 2014

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The Brandenburg Gate is the most recognizable symbol of the city of Berlin, located in the center of the German capital and past the gate of the city. Today is depicted on the reverse side of 10,20 and 50 cents, in German coins. The imposing gate is the square Parizer, which connects the boulevard Unter den Linden. It is inextricably linked to many important historical events in Germany and world history. Constructed between 1788 and 1791, during the reign of Frederick William II of Prussia.

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The gate has a height of 26 meters, length 65.5 meters and width 11 meters. It is a neoclassical building, the first of its kind in the town of Berlin. The six columns that dominate in each side is Doric and have a height of 15 meters each. The most striking feature is the height of 5m statue of the goddess of victory, leading a Roman chariot, drawn by four horses. Indeed in 1809 the trolley moved from the Great Napoleon in Paris and returned to the position in 1814.

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

During the Second World War, created considerable damage to the statue and gate. The work of rebuilding took place and the two parts of Berlin, the eastern and the western and concluded on December 14, 1957. At the same time, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the gate of Berlin opened uniting the two parts of the city. The Brandenburg Gate has been the focus of the celebrations, the symbol of German unification and the symbol of the end of the Cold War.

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

On October 3, 2002 the Brandenburg Gate was reconstructed completely after 22 months of work.

View more here: Five places worth losing sleep over in Berlin, Berlin | The city of pubs and bars.

By Nicole P.

Brandenburg Gate photos: Matthias Kundt, Oli, marriott01.

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