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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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  • The Brandenburg Gate is a tourist essential, and at night it's beautifully lit up. Best approached from the east side, from Unter den Linten. The new U-Bahn station is also pretty special with... 
    The Brandenburg Gate is a tourist essential, and at night it's beautifully lit up. Best approached from the east side, from Unter den Linten. The new U-Bahn station is also pretty special with...  more »
  • Walked through the Brandenburg Gate during our 4 hour WWII / Cold War walking tour round the city with our Sara, our guide from With Locals. It was very busy as you would expect, but a must see if... 
    Walked through the Brandenburg Gate during our 4 hour WWII / Cold War walking tour round the city with our Sara, our guide from With Locals. It was very busy as you would expect, but a must see if...  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the most attractive tourist spots in Berlin. Good to see such old construction along with a lot of visitors.

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