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Germany - Berlin, Brandenburger Tor

Germany - Berlin, Brandenburger Tor
The ‘Brandenburger Tor’ (Brandenburg Gate) is one of Berlin's most well known monuments; a landmark with over 200 years of history. The gate is the only remaining city gate of the former city wall.

The Brandenburg Gate - a replacement of an older gate - was commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm II. The design of this neoclassical triumphal arch - 65.5 meters wide and 28 meters tall - was based on the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. The construction started in 1788 and was officially opened in 1791. The Quadriga, a sculpture representing the Goddess of Victory was erected on the Gate in 1793.

In World War II Brandenburg Gate was damaged but not destroyed by allied bombing. During the Cold War the gate was located right near the border between East and West Berlin and became a symbol of a divided city, which drew visitors who could get a glimpse of the world behind the Iron Curtain from an observation platform.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 the ‘Brandenburger Tor’ quickly reinvented itself into the symbol of a reunited Germany. The gate was thoroughly renovated in 2000 - 2002 and regained its 19th century grandeur.

Adriana Grecu, Kreatives, ADELE, Papy El Burro and 49 other people have particularly liked this photo


77 comments - The latest ones
Régine Daenens
Régine Daenens
Un cadrage au top.
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Gorgeous capture of this historical place, Jaap ! My daughter is spending the WE in Berlin !!!
Happy Easter to you !
2 years ago.
Zulma
Zulma
Great use of pip. Fantastic presentation.
2 years ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
A lovely capture,eddie,
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
An iconic place! I also like the inset!
2 years ago.
PogMoMadra
PogMoMadra
Great capture & history
2 years ago.
Gilloudu95
Gilloudu95
Histoire
2 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautiful.
2 years ago.
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
une porte bien célèbre
2 years ago.
Patrick Berthou
Patrick Berthou
Dommage qu'elle soit à contrejour !
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Patrick Berthou
Take a look at the PiP.
2 years ago.
uwschu
uwschu
durch den zweiten Durchgang von links sieht man sogar die Figur der Siegessäule
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Superb. Thanks.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Excellent photos, Jaap. I really like the PIP.
2 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
mooie tegenlicht foto Jaap, prachtig monument en foto
Fijn paas weekend
2 years ago.
Ángel
Ángel
M'agrada.
2 years ago.
Gareth Williams - West Dale Design
Gareth Williams - We…
nice backlight
2 years ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Excellent pic
2 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Splendid with the backlighting.
2 years ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
Excellent contre-jour ! je vous souhaite d'agréables Fêtes Pascales.
2 years ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Belle prise et historique !
2 years ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Belle présentation de ce lieu très apprécié des touristes
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Beautiful view in a wonderful light !
Have been there in .... 1987 when "the wall" was still there ...
www.ipernity.com/doc/chrisher7/6512110/in/album/102486
Have a nice Easter time, Japp.
2 years ago.
Stefano
Stefano
Ottima realizzazione
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Very well managed, excellent.
2 years ago.
Alain Hennache
Alain Hennache
jolie prise de vue de cette célèbre porte. belle lumière!
2 years ago.
Leo W
Leo W
Schönes Bild im Gegenlicht vom Berliner Wahrzeichen
2 years ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Bonne ambiance autour de ce monument !
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Lovely capture and great information,
Happy Easter Jaap
2 years ago.
Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Very nice framing. Beautiful backlight!
2 years ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Superbe photo!
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
ઇઉ.¸¸.ઇઉ.¸¸.* Fantastic shot and panorama!
2 years ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Buena toma.
2 years ago.
Fogline
Fogline
love this
2 years ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
excellent
2 years ago.
Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm
Grat shot, Jaap !
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
bibiche
bibiche
superbe photo.
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
A beautiful structure with quite a history.
2 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Superbe cliché de ce célèbre monument historique
Happy Easter Jaap
2 years ago.
Plooifiets
Plooifiets
Brings back memories, was there some years ago on a bike . . .
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Nice light
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A well done back lit capture of this famous gate.
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
That's impressive!!
2 years ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A great capture of an iconic landmark, and great information
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Wonderful!
2 years ago.
Cécile2016
Cécile2016
Very nice place.
2 years ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Gorgeous capture of this place !
2 years ago.
Marie-Claire
Marie-Claire
Très symbolique :)
2 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
De koude hart van Merkelland. ;)
2 years ago.
Yves Saulnier
Yves Saulnier
Un endroit historique très bien photographié
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome capture!
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Very nicely captured!
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well captured and interesting notes.
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Outstanding capture of this famous gate, Jaap!
Thanks for the interesting info too.
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congrats on Explore!
Have a great week.
2 years ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Schöne Aufnahme und eine gute Erklärung!!!******
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A beautiful and iconic gate well captured!
Congrats on Explore, Jaap :-)
2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good shooting, particularly the insert!
2 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Great shot. Thanks for the historical recap.
2 years ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Très belle prise!
2 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
C'est un endroit si Merveilleux !!!!!!
2 years ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
Superbe cadrage et monument belle lumière !****
2 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
tolles Foto und sehr gut erklärt
2 years ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent shot Jaap.
2 years ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Superbe image !
2 years ago.
Thelonious58
Thelonious58
Superb light and shade
2 years ago.
Martine
Martine
A nice picture.
2 years ago.
Pandarine
Pandarine
So nice to see pictures of my home town! ;-)
2 years ago.
Mackedwars
Mackedwars
Emblemática puerta berlinesa, magníficamente captada con la cámara. Mis felicitaciones. Eduardo.
2 years ago.
Pierre
Pierre
Un grand moment de l ' histoire !!
Superbe photo !
2 years ago.
Robert Tuffier
Robert Tuffier
superbe contre jour
2 years ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Schöne Aufnahme. Gut auch das PIP zum Vergleich und der erläuternde Text.
2 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
good light
2 years ago.
xacobeo4
xacobeo4
Maravillosa Captura de la Puerta tan histórica a Berlin, recuerdo cuando nuestro Presidente dijo: ("MR: Gorbachev open this gate, Mr:Gorbachev, tear down this wall") una de las historias de esta inolvidables para la historica y maravillosa puerta ,Greetings, from the Hudson river
2 years ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Beau regard!!
22 months ago.