On this day: The Brandenburg Gate opens

Brandenburg Gate 1791
Brandenburg Gate 1791

On this day: Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm II opens the Brandenburg Gate (August 6th 1791)

Modelled on the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens, the Brandenburg Gate stands as one of Berlin’s most identifiable monuments. Although not entirely complete, it was opened on this day in 1791 by the Prussian glucophage buy King Friedrich Wilhelm II.

Inaccessible for over 28 years, isolated in the death strip of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate is now incontrovertibly associated with the ‘Peaceful Revolution’ of 1989 and the reunification of divided Germany that followed.

 

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