The city of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is Germany’s most important landmark. It is situated on Pariser Platz in Dorotheenstadt in the Berlin district of Mitte. The gate was constructed between 1788 to 1791 at the instigation of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans. The Brandenburger Gate is a national symbol which unites many historical events of the city of Berlin, of Germany, Europe and the world of the 20th Century. The monument marks the end of the avenue Unter den Linden. On the west side of the gate, the Platz des 18. März is situated and the Straße des 17. Juni, which crosses the Tiergarten, begins. At the time of the Cold War, the Brandenburger Gate formed the border between West and East Berlin – and therefore also the border between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. After 1990, it became a symbol of the reunification of Germany and Europe.

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The Brandenburg Gate, situated in the Mitte district of Berlin, is one of Germany’s most iconic landmarks and an unmistakable symbol of the nation’s capital. The famous monument, built on the site of a former city gate that stood on the road from Berlin to Brandenburg an der Havel, was constructed towards the end of the eighteenth century in remembrance of the Batavian Revolution. William II, King of Prussia, employed Carl Gotthard Langhans to design the city gate and to oversee its construction. Langhans, the chief architect of several churches and palaces in Prussia, built the monument in the Neoclassical style that was popular at the time.

Unter den Linden, the tree-lined avenue that led to William II’s royal palace, was chosen as an appropriate site for the Brandenburg Gate which would serve as one of thirteen gates along the Berlin Customs Wall that allowed state officials to collect tariffs from goods that entered the city. The city gate, constructed before the outbreak of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, was originally built as a representation of peace but would come to be associated with the various conflicts that ravaged Europe in the coming centuries. Berlin’s most famous gate, once associated with the Kingdom of Prussia, came to symbolise German Imperialism after the unification of Germany in 1871.

Langhans, who had studied the works of Roman architectural theorist Vitruvius, based his design on the Propylaea in Athens which had served as an inspiration for Roman architects during Classical Antiquity. The structure, built of sandstone and standing sixty-six feet in height, consists of twelve Doric columns which form five separate passageways on which the upper portion of the structure rests. Only Prussian Kings and German Emperors were permitted to pass through the central entranceway, the widest of the five openings, while the lower orders of society were allowed to use the other four passageways.

Two additional buildings, replacing the original structures which were destroyed in World War II, stand on either side of the central structure and were built in the 1990s. A bronze quadriga, that is a chariot drawn by four horses and complete with riders, stands on top of the main gate and represents the Goddess of Victory. Berlin’s most famous monument, available for download alongside other notable 3D building models, is depicted in fine detail which makes it one the best 3D building models on the market.