The Brandenburger Tor is a late 19-century neoclassical triumphal arch. After the NSDAP came to power in Germany, the Brandenburger Tor was used as a symbol of power. The quadriga (or four span) was heavily damaged during the battle of Berlin. Part of the original quadriga (a horses head) is exhibited in the Berliner Märkischen Museum. The triumphal arch itself was also damaged, with one pillar completely destroyed. Yet it was the Brandeburger Tor and the Academy of fine arts that were the only remaining buildings on the Pariser Platz that still stood upright.
The Brandenburg Gate was restored after the war by a collaboration between the East German and West German Government. After the fall of the wall it was refurbished a number of time.
- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Kaj Metz
Address and contactinformation
- Pariser Platz 1
- WWII grade:
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Point of interest
- Stumbling Stones Nassauische Straße 61
- Stumbling Stones Jenaer Straße 6
- Stumbling Stone Behaimstraße 20