The Brandenburg Gate (otherwise known as the Brandenburg Tor) is a monument in Berlin that was built in 1791 by the orders of the Prussian king named Frederick William II during the early Batavian Revolution. The Brandenburg gate is one of the better known landmarks in Germany, designed by a well known Prussian architect Carl Gotthard Langhans. In terms of the proportion, the gate stands at an impressive 28 meters tall and 65.5 meters wide; it was built on the site of a former city gate across between Berlin and the Brandenburg city. The Brandenburg Gate symbolized a symbol of peace after the downhill fall of the Berlin Wall. As for location, it is near the western part of the city, within the range of Mitte centre to Berlin. The historical Design and construction of the Brandenburg gate was first envisioned in the era of Federek Williams(1688), when Berlin was just a small walled city with several named gates: Spandauer Tor, St. Georgen Tor, Stralauer Tor, ect… It was with regard to a policy of religious tolerance and was labeled as the capital of the kingdom of Prussia.
It was further distinguished from the Berlin fortress, but was one out of 18 gates in reach to the Berlin customs walls ( German: akzisemauer) assembled in the 1730s. Fast forward to the era of Federek Williams, when he commissioned the gate to symbolize a sign of peace and unity . The Court Superintendent of Buildings, built between 1788 and 1791 replaced the old/earlier simple guardhouses, to the original gate in the Customs Wall which it is now. The new refined gate consisted of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, all forming five passageways. Up towards the top of the gate is Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses, sculpted by the one and only Johann Gottfried Schadow. The new gate is named the Peace Gate (German: Friedenstr) and the goddess is Eirene, coincidentally meaning peace.
The inspiration of the design was inspired by the Acropolis in Athens; the grand entrance to the boulevard Unter den Linden leading to the rubuiltment of the Prussian monarchs. Citing: https://www.tripsavvy.com/brandenburg-gate-1520180 https://blog.clubcarlson.com/destinations/points-of-gold-facts-about-the-brandenburg-gate/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Gate