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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Travel Europe - Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a very wonderful place to visit, but first lets talk a little about the history of it. Many here have talk about the famous Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate is the symbol of Berlin and Germany. It is right now the only remaining gate which once was used, to enter Berlin. The Gate consist of twelve Greek Doric columns, six on each side. The design is based on Proplea. In 1963 the U.S. president John F. Kennedy, visited the Brandenburg Gate. Also in 1987 the U.S. president Ronald Reagan delivered a speech to the people of West Berlin, at the Brandenburg Gate. At the end when Berlin fell in 1989, the gate was closed and seen has a symbol of freedom, also in 1989 it re-opened when Helmut Hohl walked to be received by Han Modrow. In the month of July 1994 Bill Clinton had a speech in the Brandenburg Gate talking about the Cold War Europe. With a private funding and with a cost of 3,000,000 USD dollars the Brandenburg Gate was cleaned and refurbish.

The Brandenburg Gate is a great place to visit when you are in Berlin. When you visit the Brandenburg Gate you are going to be very amazed when you see the Greek scenes in the columns, and its truly a work of art. To be honest your visit to Berlin is never going to be complete if you don't visit the great Brandenburg Gate.


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