Brandenburg Gate and Quadriga of Victory in Berlin, Germany - Encircle Photos

6 Brandenburg Gate and Quadriga of Victory in Berlin, Germany

Since 1793, Victoria has held an iron cross while riding a horse-drawn chariot (quadriga) atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The Roman goddess of victory was seized by Napoleon after his triumphal march in 1806. The sculpture was returned in 1914. She then witnessed the ravages of WWI and WWII plus the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Throughout history, this landmark has symbolized military success, the Nazi Party and freedom.

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Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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