Webcam Berlin - Unter Den Linden, the Brandenburg gate
About webcam "Unter Den Linden, the Brandenburg gate" in the city Berlin
The Brandenburg Gate is a neoclassical monument of the 18th century in Berlin, built on the orders of the Prussian King Frederick William II after the successful restoration of order during the early. One of the most famous sights of Germany, it was built on the site of the former city gate, which marked the beginning of the road from Berlin to the city of Brandenburg-on-Havel, which used to be the capital of Markraivit Brandenburg. The gates are located in the western part of the center of Berlin in Mitte at the junction of Unter den Linden and Eberstrasse, directly to the west of the Parisian Platz. To the north stands the Reichstag building, which houses the German parliament. The gate is a monumental entrance to Unter den Linden, a famous boulevard of lime trees that leads directly to the royal City Palace of Prussian monarchs. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate has often been the site of major historical events and today is seen not only as a symbol of the turbulent history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace. At the time of Frederick William (1688), shortly after the Thirty Years' War and a century before the gates were built, Berlin was a small town in a fortress with several gates. Relative peace, the policy of religious tolerance and the status of the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia contributed to the growth of the city. The new gates were ordered by Frederick William II of Prussia to demonstrate peace. They were designed by Karl Gottard Langhan and built between 1788 and 1791, replacing the earlier simple watchtowers that flanked the original gate on the Customs Wall. They consist of twelve Doric columns, six on each side, forming five passes. Citizens were initially allowed to use only the most outward two on each side. At the top of the gate is a quadriga, a chariot painted with four horses, fashioned by Johann Gottfried Shadow. To see the Unter-Den-Linden, the Brandenburg Gate can be accessed in real time via a web camera. Online translation from it is presented on this page.