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Brandenburg Gate is a landmark in Berlin. It used to be the monumental entry that led to the palace of the Prusian monarchy. It was built at the end of 18th century (between 1778-1791) by Carl Gotthard and it?s supposed to be the most beautiful among the 18 gates of the city(the only one we can see today).

As you can see on pic 1 it has 12 huge Doric columns (in pairs) with tourists come and go non stop. The most interesting/funny moment on our visit there was when we saw the trooper from Star Wars standing in front of the Gate (pic 4)! Strange to see that but definitely better than the wall that was there behind the gate for 30 years. The Gate looks much better during the night when it?s lited up but I have only analog pics.

On the top of the gate you can see the Quadriga, a sculpture that shows Victory in a chariot that is drawn by four horses.

The gate is the spot where parades, demonstrations, rallies etc take place.
Usually, there are people dressed like officers(pic 2) from the Cold Era and for 1 euro you can take a pic with them or buy a ?visa? for entering the territory :)

At the back side we noticed a strange open space that looks like a cemetery (pic 3), we got lost there for a while.

Address: Pariser Platz, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: S-Bahn to Unter den Linden or Bus #100
Phone: 100200
Website: http://www.brandenburg-gate.de

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2010
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