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Berlin Travel Guide

Brandenburg Gate

The awesome and symbolic Brandenburg Gate that be forlorn for so long in the no man's land behind the Berlin Wall, is now once again renovated and public, along with the newly reconstructed Pariser Platz that links the gate to the beautiful Unter den Linden Boulevard. The gate is Berlin's only remaining city gate, built of sandstone among 1788 and 1791 with 12 Doric columns according to a design by C.G. Langhans. Six columns support a 36-foot (11m) transverse beam, similar to the propylaeum of the Acropolis in Athens. The massive gate is topped with a stunning statue of the Goddess of Victory facing east towards the city centre (this was added in 1794).

The gate is closed to public, as is the adjacent Pariser Platz, a nice square that was once surrounded with beautiful buildings lamentably destroyed in the Second World War. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall new buildings have been built, however, to designs closely following those of the originals.


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