Brandenburg Gate was completed in 1791 as a monumental entrance to Unter den Linden Boulevard leading to the Prussian royal palace. The Berlin Wall ran close to the Gate, which became the symbol of a divided Europe. Reopened after extensive renovations in 2002, it now stands for freedom and German unity.
WHAT TO SEE
The Gate itself, the Quadriga statue at its summit depicting a horse-drawn chariot, and surrounding Pariser Platz, an elegant square of embassies, town houses and the famous Adlon Hotel.