The Brandenburg Gate
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The Brandenburg Gate
Unter den Linden/Strasse des 17 Juni
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The Brandenburg Gate was commisioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. The Gate was designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent of Buildings, and the main architectural design of this landmark hasn't changed since it was first constructed in 1791. Ironically the gate was incorporated into the Berlin wall during the years of Communist government. The Brandenburg gate is probably the most well-known landmark in Berlin, it now stands as a symbol of the reunification of the two sides of this great city.

Explore this famous Berlin monument, and many others, as part of this hop-on-hop-off tour of Berlin, including a cruise along the River Spree. Other sites visited include Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Palace Charlottenburg, and Alexanderplatz.

Picture supplied by the Berlin Tourist Board

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