4 Jun 2010

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. The Brandenburg Gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin. Today, it is considered one of Europe's most famous landmarks.

I want to know why there is a label of UK Royal Mail. This card was relly posted from Germany!

1 comment:

T-M said...

This postcard was probably sent with PIN, a private post company in the area around Berlin. Then ist was sent via Royal Mail to China. This is called "remailing".