The Brandenburger Gate to the West

Brandenburger tor berlin

The Brandenburger Gate/Tor was built between 1788 and 1791 as an architectural statement at one end of the street named Unter den Linden. It was damaged during World War II, but not destroyed, and during the “divided” Germany it belonged to Eastern Germany (DDR), but was located in the death strip. When Germany was reunited, it became a symbol of the new Germany and the new Berlin.

This picture was taken on a cold afternoon in mid-February 2015. When I first saw the Brandenburger Gate, I was a bit disappointed. For me it didn’t seem that impressive in person, but when I look back at the pictures I took, it looks pretty cool. Anyone else have the same impression?

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