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Brandenburg Gate

Local name: Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is one of the icons of Berlin - a triumphal arch in the Early Classicist style, erected in 1788-1791. The gate is 26 m high, 65.5 m wide and 11 m deep. It is supported by twelve 15-meter columns, whose bases are 1.75 m in diameter at the base. The gate is crowned with a 5-meter copper sculpture depicting winged Athena, the goddess of victory.

The Brandenburg Gate was created after the end of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), after which Prussia strengthened its position in Central and Eastern Europe. From October 3, 1990, the official date for the unification of Germany after the chapter lasting since the end of World War II, the Brandenburg Gate became a symbol of peace and freedom.

The image of the Brandenburger Tor, designed by Reinhard Heinsdorff, is on the reverse of German 10, 20 and 50 euro cent coins.


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    Brandenburg Gate map
    Pariser Platz 10117 Berlin , Germany