Berlin

Drench in the memorial of the past at Brandenburg Gate

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Berlin the capital city of Germany has a history that is unmatched with any civilization. The city is rich in culture, heritage, art and education. With over 200 Museums and 180 art galleries to showcase their ineffable history and civilization there are many places of prime visits in Berlin. A memorial that acted as a sign of peace is the Brandenburg Gate. This famous landmark is an 18 the century neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin and is a renowned landmark. This is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the Berlin to the town of Brandenburg. The gate was commissioned by the king Frederick William II of Prussia from 1788 to 1791. This gate underwent several damages during the World War II. The restoration activity was initiated by the Berlin monument conservation foundation in the year 2000 and completed by 2002.

See also : Take a view through Reichstag

In the partition period this gate too was isolated and inaccessible similar to the Berlin Wall but as the wall was dropped in 1989 the gate became a public property of historic importance. This gate comprises of 12 Doric columns forming passageways. Atop the gate is a chariot drawn with 4 horses. The design is based on Greek Mythology.

This gate is a brilliant piece of construction and the night view is ethereal. One should enjoy both the light lit view in the night and also the first ray of sun hovering over the gate make it glitter and shine. This gate is blocked for traffic passage since 2002 to conserve the historic master piece. Drench yourself at the beauty of the memorial at Brandenburg gate.

How to reach Located on the west from Berlin City this gate is exactly at the juncture of the Ebert Strasse and unter der Linden adjacent to Pariser Platz.

Visit Timings- 12 AM to 12 PM every day."

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