The Brandenburg Gate was built by King Friedrich Wilhelm between 1788 and 1791, and was once one of 14 city gates. On the top stands a four-horse Roman chariot driven by Victoria, the goddess of victory. In 1806 Napoleon stole the statue, and it only came back to Berlin after the German victory over France.
- How many horses?
Four – which is why the chariot is called the Quadriga.
Did you know that …
the Brandenburg Gate is depicted on three German euro coins? 10, 20 and 50 cents.