The gateway to Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is an epic symbol of peace constructed during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II and is a marvelous example of Antiquity. One of the most famous landmarks in Berlin, at its top is the quadriga, a sculpture of a chariot drawn by four horses that was once taken by Napoleon during his Prussian occupation and later returned.
Although not much more than a great photo opportunity, the Brandenburg Gate towers elegantly in the city center (Mitte), speaking assuredly to Berlin's wealth of culture and history. Long ago, Napoleon's army marched beneath its arch, while more recently the great demonstrations of West Germany prior to the razing of the Wall were often held here. You may as well combine your photo ops with the Brandenburg Gate with a tour of Tiergarten or the handful of other attractions in the surrounding blocks and make a day of it.