Berlin’s Landmark near Potsdamer Platz
Brandenburg Gate is the capital’s landmark and an emotional symbol of German reunification. Located directly on the historic Pariser Platz, this famous monument is just a few minutes’ walk from Potsdamer Platz. The gate marks the end of the grand boulevard Unter den Linden. Carl Gotthard Langhans erected it for this purpose at the end of the 18th century by order of Prussian King Frederick William II.
Crowned by the Quadriga, a statue representing the goddess of victory, it counts among the greatest works of German classicism. This sandstone gate has been backdrop to a number of momentous historical events and has come to symbolise the evolving history of Germany and Europe.
Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin
More information at: www.berlin.de/orte/sehenswuerdigkeiten/brandenburger-tor
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Scholvien