Formerly Berlin had 18 gates, of which only the Brandenburg Gate survived and became a landmark of Berlin. It was built in 1789 by Carl Langhans, who attempted to copy the gateway of the Acropolis in Athens.
The Brandenburg Gate is at the end of the Under den Linden where the natives and the guests of Berlin like to have a walk under the lindens (lime trees). When Germany was divided, the Brandenburg Gate was in the no-man`s-territory and was fenced off by strong walls both from the east and west. In 1993 it became the symbol of the reunification of Germany.
The height of the Brandenburg Gate is 26 meters, and atop the gate is the chariot (quadriga) drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.