Germany's most recognizable symbol is not as large as many visitors expect, yet its history is rich and fascinating. Built in... More
Germany's most recognizable symbol is not as large as many visitors expect, yet its history is rich and fascinating. Built in 1791, the Brandenburg Gate was modeled on the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The Quadriga statue on top of the Gate—designed by sculptor Gottfried Schadow—represents Victoria, the Goddess of Peace, riding a four-horse chariot. This was one of Berlin's original 14 city gates, yet the only remaining evidence of the other gates are the names of underground stations such as Kottbusser Tor and Schlesisches Tor. The Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz have played center stage to numerous turbulent historical events. The south wing houses a tourist information office (10a-6p Monday-Sunday).
this place was kinda boring eh Jen?...really dont plan your day around this place...you'll end up back at your hotel and then all you will do is eat...and become fat...but other then that dont worry the place looks awsome
The history behind the gate and what it symbolizes in German history is fasinating. People who are really interested in German history would really love it, especally if they want to see a major symbol of what the Germans lived through.