Tuesday, 23 September 2014

#79 - Brandenburger Tor, Landmark of Berlin


The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is an 18th century neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin, one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel.
It is located in the western part of the city centre of Berlin, at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstra├če, 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.

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