The Brandenburg Gate is, without a doubt, the symbol of reunified Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate is a military monument that has come to symbolize peace and unity. Here are a few facts about the iconic monument that you probably won't know.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin — © Bj√∂rn Grochla

I was visiting and taking photos in the Brandenburg Gate area of Berlin, one of the highlights of the city where street artists and tourists go everyday. This is also one of the most important city monuments around the world.

It was damaged during World War II, rebuilt in 1956, and during the years of the east/west division stood just behind the border, in the socialist sector. It’s a good starting point for a tour of the city because of its closeness to the Parliament and Postdamer Platz.

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