Brandenburg Gate

Located in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate was commissioned as a sign of peace. Ironically, it was severely damaged as a result of World War 2. It was fully restored between 2000 and 2002.

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What is the Brandenburg Gate made of?

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How long did it take to build the brandenburg gate?

Three years; 1788 to 1791.

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How tall is the brandenburg gate?

The Brandenburg Gate is over 26 meters tall, just a little over 13 times the height of the average human.

· Brandenburg Gate also known as Brandenburger Tor

· Built in the 18 century - constructed 1778 - 1791

· The plan and model of the new gate was presented in 1769

· Gate was located near the border between East and West Berlin

· Monumental gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732-1808)

· Commissioned by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm II

· 65.5 metres wide and 28 metres tall

· Bronze quadriga that tops the gate was built by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793 - driven by the goddess of peace
The Brandenburg Gate is 26 m high, 65.5 m wide and 11 m deep. It is made of sandstone and has 5 passage ways, of which the central passage wider than the others is and is flanked on either side by a gate house, each containing a statue of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva. The design of the gate is based upon the Acropolis in Athens.

The top of the gate is crowned by a roughly 5 m high copper statue of the winged goddess Victoria riding a chariot pulled by four horses (Quadriga).

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Why was the Brandenburg gate built?

In the 1730s a tariff wall (Zollmauer) was built around Berlin and with it a number of gates, including, in 1734, the Brandenburg Gate. It remained in its original form until the last decade of the 18th Century, when it was redesigned in its current form. It was dedicated to Frederick II (Friedrich II) on August 6 1791. In 1793 the familiar 5m high bronze Quariga with the goddess Nike (or Victoria) was placed on top. The gate was originally built on the Berlin to Brandenburg road in order to allow and control entry into the city and to levy tariffs on goods being brought into the city. Brandenburg an der Havel lies approx 70 km (approx. 44 miles) due West of Berlin.

The Brandenburg Gate was built by Zeidler and Wimmel, stonemasons, and is 26 m high, 65.5 m wide and 11 m deep. It is made of sandstone and has 5 passage ways, of which the central passage wider than the others is and is flanked on either side by a gate house, each containing a statue of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva. The design of the gate is based upon the Acropolis in Athens.

After the defeat of Prussia at the Battle of Jena and the fall of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 by Napoleonic France, the Quadriga was plundered on the personal orders of Napoleon and taken to Paris where it was to be displayed as looted art, however following Napoleon's defeat in 1814, Prussian troops found the bronze still in its boxes. It was returned to Berlin, where it was restored and returned to the gate.

The tariff wall was pulled down in the 1860s and all other gates except the Brandenburg Gate were demolished. The gate and the bronze were severely damaged during the Second World War (only the head of one of the horses survived) but in 1956 both East and West Berlin worked together to rebuild the gate in it's former glory. The work took just over 1 year to complete and was finished on 14 December 1957.

In August 1958, the East Berlin authorities "stole" the Quadriga and removed the Prussian symbols, stating that emblems of Prussian "militarism" were not to be displayed. Having removed the Prussian Eagle and the Iron Cross, they returned the bronze.

With the erection of the Berlin Wall on 13 August 1961, the Brandenburg Gate suddenly found itself in no-man's land and therefore closed to traffic. This later prompted Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker to declare "Solange das Brandenburger Tor geschlossen ist, ist die Deutsche Frage geöffnet" offen (As long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed, the German question is open) and on 12 June 1987 US President Ronald Reagan declared, "Mr Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

The gate was finally reopened on 22 December 1989 to the cheers of over 100,000 people. In 2000, the gate underwent a 22 month renovation and was rededicated on 3 October 2002 on the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit).

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What is the Brandenburg Gate Berlin famous for?

The Brandenburg Gate represents a unified Germany . When the Revolutions of 1989 occurred and the Berlin Wall collapsed , the Brandenburg Gate symbolized freedom and the desire to unify the city of Berlin . It stands as a famous historical sight which a number of politicians exploited as a political platform such as US President Reagan and Adolf Hitler .

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What country is brandenburg gate located in?

Germany

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What is a description of the Brandenburg gate?

The Brandenburg Gate is 26 m high, 65.5 m wide and 11 m deep. It is made of sandstone and has 5 passage ways, of which the central passage is wider than the others and is flanked on either side by a gate house, each containing a statue of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva. The design of the gate is based upon the Acropolis in Athens.

The top of the gate is crowned by a roughly 5 m high copper statue of the winged goddess Victoria riding a chariot pulled by four horses (Quadriga).

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What is the original size of the Berlin brandenburg gate?

The Brandenburg Gate was built by Zeidler and Wimmel, stonemasons, and is 26 m high, 65.5 m wide and 11 m deep. It is made of sandstone and has 5 passage ways, of which the central passage wider than the others is and is flanked on either side by a gate house, each containing a statue of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva. The design of the gate is based upon the Acropolis in Athens.

In the 1730s a tarif wall (Zollmauer) was built around Berlin and with it a number of gates, including, in 1734, the Brandenburg Gate. It remainded in its original form until the last decade of the 18th Century, when it was redesigned in its current form. It was dedicated to Frederick II (Friedrich II) on August 6 1791. In 1793 the familiar 5m high bronze Quariga with the goddess Nike (or Victoria) was placed on top. The gate was originally built on the Berlin to Brandenburg road in order to allow and control entry into the city and to levy tariffs on goods being brought into the city. Brandenburg an der Havel lies approx 70 km (approx. 44 miles) due West of Berlin.

After the defeat of Prussia at the Battle of Jena and the fall of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 by Napoleonic France, the Quadriga was plundered on the personal orders of Napoleon and taken to Paris where it was to be displayed as looted art, however following Napoleon's defeat in 1814, Prussian troops found the bronze still in its boxes. It was reurned to Berlin, where it was restored and returned to the gate.

The tarrif wall was pulled down in the 1860s and all other gates except the Brandenburg Gate were demolished. The gate and the bronze were severely damaged during the Second World War (only the head of one of the horses survived) but in 1956 both East and West Berlin worked together to rebuild the gate in it's former glory. The work took just over 1 year to complete and was finished on 14 December 1957.

In August 1958, the East Berlin authorities "stole" the Quadriga and removed the Prussian symbols, stating that emblems of Prussian "militarism" were not to be displayed. Having removed the Prussian Eagle and the Iron Cross, they returned the bronze.

With the errection of the Berlin Wall on 13 August 1961, the Brandenburg Gate suddenly found itself in no-man's land and therefore closed to traffic. This later prompted Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker to declare "Solange das Brandenburger Tor geschlossen ist, ist die Deutsche Frage geöffnet" offen (As long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed, the German question is open) and on 12 June 1987 US President Ronald Reagan declared, "Mr Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

The gate was finally reopened on 22 December 1989 to the cheers of over 100,000 people. In 2000, the gate underwent a 22 month renovation and was rededicated on 3 October 2002 on the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit).

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Why do tourists visit Brandenburg Gate?

The Brandenburg Gate has for a long time been a symbol of Germany.

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When was Brandenburg Gate build?

Brandenburg Gate was built from 1788 to 1791.

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What does the brandenburg gate represent?

it stands for peace.

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When was Brandenburg Gate designed?

It was first designed in 1790

· Brandenburg Gate also known as Brandenburger Tor

· Built in the 18 century - constructed 1778 - 1791

· The plan and model of the new gate was presented in 1769

· Gate was located near the border between East and West Berlin

· Monumental gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732-1808)

· Commissioned by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm II

· 65.5 metres wide and 28 metres tall

· Bronze quadriga that tops the gate was built by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793 - driven by the goddess of peace

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Who built the Brandenburg Gate?

Brandenburg Gate also known as Brandenburger Tor

Built in the 18 century - constructed 1778 - 1791

Gate was located near the border between East and West Berlin

Monumental gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans

Commissioned by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm II

65.5 metres wide and 28 metres tall

Bronze quadriga that tops the gate was built by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793 - driven by the goddess of peace

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What was the Brandenburg gate used for?

The Brandenburg Gate was built in 1791, replacing an earlier gate. At the time Berlin was surrounded by a wall with gates. This wall was a customs barrier: special duties were levied on many goods entering Berlin. It was also a grandiose ceremonial gate.

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When can you visit brandenburg gate?

Its free accessible, so you can visit it whenever you want.

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What was the purpose of the Brandenburg Gate?

It was to show to enemies that Berlin just wanted peace

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How many people visit the Brandenburg Gate?

145800 people arrived when finished being built.

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When was the Brandenburg Gate built?

1791

· Brandenburg Gate also known as Brandenburger Tor

· Built in the 18 century - constructed 1778 - 1791

· Gate was located near the border between East and West Berlin

· Monumental gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans

· Commissioned by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm II

· 65.5 metres wide and 28 metres tall

· Bronze quadriga that tops the gate was built by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793 - driven by the goddess of peace

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Where is the Brandenburg Gate located?

it is inGermany.

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Who was the archietect of the brandenburg gate?

Carl Gotthard Langhals (1732-1808).

· Brandenburg Gate also known as Brandenburger Tor

· Built in the 18 century - constructed 1778 - 1791

· The plan and model of the new gate was presented in 1769

· Gate was located near the border between East and West Berlin

· Monumental gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732-1808)

· Commissioned by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm II

· 65.5 metres wide and 28 metres tall

· Bronze quadriga that tops the gate was built by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793 - driven by the goddess of peace

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Why was the Braden Burg gate built?

1791

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What is the height of the brandenburg gate?

It is 368 meters high.

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Where is the Brandenburg Gate?

The Brandenburg Gate is in central Berlin, at the western end of Unter den Linden. Bradenburg gate is located in Berlin, Germany and is one of the most famous landmarks in the country.

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The brandenburg gate was associated with which 'wall'?

The Berlin Wall (1961-1990) ran right in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

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When was the Brandenburg was build?

1791

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