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Brandenburg Gate - Berlin, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 52° 30.983 E 013° 22.676
33U E 389933 N 5819710
Quick Description: The Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) is a former city gate in Berlin, Germany, that was constructed between 1788 and 1791 in the neoclassical architectural style.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 1/4/2015 8:09:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6EK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 10

Long Description:
"The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany.

It is located in the western part of the city centre of Berlin, at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs.

It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. Having suffered considerable damage in World War II, the Brandenburg Gate was fully restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation).

During the post-war Partition of Germany, the gate was isolated and inaccessible immediately next to the Berlin Wall, and the area around the gate featured most prominently in the media coverage of the opening of the wall in 1989.

Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events and is today considered a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See Before you Die: A Traveler's Life List

Page Location in Source Book: 159-160

Type of Waymark: Site

Location of Coordinates: Structure

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