Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century monument and one of the most significant landmarks in Berlin.

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a remarkable monument and a symbol of reunification. It represents prosperity after several years of war and division between German people.

The famous site has more than 200 years of history. It was part of Berlin wall which surrounded the city from 1961 to 1989. After the end of the cold war, Berlin wall fell and this special gate welcomed thousands of people to celebrate liberalization and union.

Brandenburg Gate features an impressive design inspired by the Acropolis in Athens and a decoration of greek mythology scenes. Formed of five passages, the central ones were dedicated for royals and aristocracy while the two others were used by normal citizens.

The bronze statue on top of Brandenburg gate is the celebrated Quadriga which has an important historical value. Designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793, the statue depicts a four-horse chariot driven by the winged goddess of peace. During the Napoleonic war the Quadriga was transported to Paris. After the defeat of French in Waterloo battle, the symbolic statue was placed at its initial place on the Brandenburg Gate. Since that time, it became an icon of victory.

As Ronald Reagan said in his touching speak in 1987, Brandenburg Gate is the perfect place if you seek peace.