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Late Modern_23. Brandenburg Gate & Berlin Wall


Background Knowledge of Brandenburg Gate & Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall, which collapsed in 1989, has been recreated with a three-dimensional puzzle, along with the Brandenburg Gate, which is the symbol of Berlin, Germany, and the dividing line between east and west! 

  ● Location: Berlin, Germany 

  ● When constructed: In 1791  

  ● Size: 26 m high (incl. Quadriga) and 62.5 m wide 

  ● Materials: Stone 

  ● Characteristics: - Built from 1788 to 1791 on the orders of Prussian King Frederick William II

                                  - Can see it on the 50 cent Euro coin in Germany

                                  - Neoclassical architecture

1. Interesting Story about Artifacts and Historic Sites

The Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall

In the city of Berlin, Germany, there is a special gate called the Brandenburg Gate. It was built a long time ago by a king named Frederick William II. The gate has six big columns on each side, and there are five paths you can walk through. The middle path is a bit wider and was only used by kings and their guests.

The Brandenburg Gate is very important because it shows how strong Germany's military used to be. Many soldiers and even a famous leader named Hitler marched through this gate. But then something sad happened. After a big war, Germany got divided into two parts: East and West Germany. Berlin, the city where the gate is, also got divided into two.

To separate the two parts, a long wall called the Berlin Wall was built. The Brandenburg Gate became a symbol of this division because people couldn't go through it anymore. Then, suddenly, an increasing number of East German people moved to West Germany through other countries or by climbing over the Berlin Wall. Finally, the government decided to open the gate again.

In 1989, the Brandenburg Gate was opened, and one year later, Germany became one country again. The Berlin Wall was taken down, but a small piece was kept as a reminder. Since then, the Brandenburg Gate has been a symbol of hope for the future.