The Brandenburg Tor

Vicente Quintero
Article By: Vicente Quintero
7 months ago
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Located in Central Berlin, this is one of the city's must-see destinations and the top-free of all. I would suggest visiting the place more than once since the Brandenburg Gate at night is a beautiful treat, especially for nighttime photos. The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is one of the early gateways to Berlin and one of the city's most important symbols. Inaugurated in 1791 next to Pariser Platz, the Brandenburg Gate symbolizes the triumph of peace over arms. In the year 1795, the monument was crowned with a copper chariot resembling the Goddess of Victory. It is a 26-meter-high neoclassical structure that is reminiscent of the buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. The square on the eastern side has been known as Pariser Platz since Napoleon's defeat. Today, the statue is a copy made in West Berlin in 1969, as the original was destroyed during World War II. Although the Brandenburg Gate has five entrances, from its construction until 1918, only members of the royal family and a few lucky ones could initially use the central passage. If you happen to be into history, I suggest booking a tour to get in touch with the interesting facts of the place and better understand its significance in Central European history. If you didn't know, it was on the west side of the Brandenburg Gate in 1987 that the former United States President Ronald Reagan gave his speech imploring former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to "Open This Gate (...) Tear Down This Wall." Photo credit: No attribution required. Pixabay.
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