Berlin Brandenburg Gate

Berlin Brandenburg Gate


Berlin's most famous landmark and a German national symbol

One of the most famous landmarks of Berlin and the whole of Germany is the Brandenburg Gate, built between 1789 and 1793 on the orders of the then Prussian King Frederick William II. It stands centrally in Berlin’s Mitte district and is one of the German national symbols with which many historical events of the last two centuries are associated. When you walk across Pariser Platz, the early classicist Triumphtor stands on the west side. A walk through the gate is almost a “must” for anyone who wants to experience Berlin and its history. The sculpture of the Quadriga is enthroned on the gate. If you pass through it, you will also reach the boulevard “Unter den Linden”, one of Berlin’s central boulevards. The German Reichstag is in the immediate vicinity, so the most important historical-political symbols can be explored here on foot.


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