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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Brandenburg Gate reviews
Nice area to walk around but I wish this was more interpretive signage. I had to look up information after in visited, no signage was provided to explain the significance of this gate.
Nice area to walk around but I wish this was more interpretive signage. I had to look up information after in visited, no signage was provided to explain the significance of this gate. more »
This is an essential visit due to the historical and cultural significance of the structure. The structure is impressive and provides great photo opportunities. There were a number of protests in...
This is an essential visit due to the historical and cultural significance of the structure. The structure is impressive and provides great photo opportunities. There were a number of protests in... more »
Touristic place in Berlin. It looks smaller in really life compare to what you can see in TV, and it should be more into the spotlight as it s an amazing construction. Mandatory stop in Berlin, especially the first time :) advise : remember to look up, the details are beautiful.
Iconic gate to photograph. Come for pictures and enjoy the specular art. It's not too far and a nice walk from other nearby attractions. There were also people blowing bubbles in the air to help you make your photos look beautiful.
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