Monday, September 1, 2008

Berlin 2008 - Brandenburg Gate/Brandenburger Tor

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. During the Cold War, the Brandenburger Gate was the symbol of the city's divide as it was located just at the border between East and West Berllin. After the fall of the wall, it became the symbol of a reunified Berlin.

Its design is based upon the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis. On its top you can see the Quadriga, the chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.

The Quadriga is facing to the east, in direction of Unter den Linden:

View to Brandenburg Gate from the western side: