Why was the Brandenburg Gate built in Berlin?

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The Brandenburg Gate was built between 1788 and 1791 during the reign of Frederick William II of Prussia by Carl Gotthard Langhans, following the model of the gateway to the Acropolis of Athens. In this place one of the 18 gates of the city wall of Berlin was at that time.

It is an old gateway to Berlin and one of the main symbols of both the city and Germany. It is not a triumphal arch, but it was the access, by way of propileos, to the New Berlin of the time. It is located in the current center of the city, on the Paris Square, forming the end of Unter den Linden avenue and marking the beginning of the great Tiergarten park and Straße des 17. Juni avenue. Also nearby are the Reichstag and the Potsdamer Platz. Important events in the history of Berlin are linked to the Brandenburg Gate.

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