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Brandenburg Gate


The Brandenburg Gate is the historical landmark of Berlin which earlier signified the division between Berlin and Germany. Today the gate stands as a national symbol of reunification of East and West Germany. The Brandenburg Gate is open to all the visitors today and stands 65 feet high and 213 feet thick. It consists of twelve Doric columns, six on each side creating five portals and it also boasts of a Quadriga (statue consisting of the goddess of peace) driving a four-horse triumphal chariot. The statue is flanked by two smaller buildings which once served as gatehouses.

The Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace and was designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans in the year 1791and since then the architecture of the monument has not undergone any major change but the attraction was renovated in the year 2001 and was as good as new when it reopened in 2001.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Berlin is in the months between May and October when the weather is at its best.


The Quadriga (statue of goddess on a chariot at the top of the Brandenburg Gate) was abducted by Napoleon in the year 1806 and was taken to Paris but it returned to Berlin in 1814. Earlier the statue was called Eirene, the goddess of peace but after its return to the Brandenburg Gate it was given the name of Victoria, the goddess of victory.


The Brandenburg Gate is open on all days from 10 am till 7 pm. The opening and closing hours are extended only in the months between April and October. Handicapped individuals are permitted inside the gate too.

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