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Berlin’s Most Famous Touristic Site: Brandenburg Gate

June 27th, 2014
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News from Berlin - The Brandenburg Gate once represented the division between West and East Berlin, but since the wall came down in 1989 became the symbol of a reunified Berlin and Germany. Located at the end of the boulevard Unter den Linden it was once the main entrance to Berlin it is now the only remaining gate of the wall surrounding the city. Constructed between 1788 and 1791 and designed with inspiration from the gateway to the Acropolis in Athen, Propylaea, it is now one of the finest examples of German Classicism.

The Brandenburg Gate is situated in Pariser Platz, one of the most beautiful places in the capital with its astonishing architectural surroundings where several embassies and luxury hotels are located. With the Pariser Platz being in the centre of Berlin, it is a perfect place to gather for different events. During this summers World Cup in football, gigantic screens are set up in the area between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column, showing the games for anyone to join for free. From Pariser Platz several other touristic sights can be reached within walking distance. Examples are the Victory Column, the Holocaust memorial as well as the German Bundestag.


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