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Bookmark 'Brandenburg Gate', gold-plated

Bookmark "Brandenburg Gate", gold plated brass

The bookmarks with the historical bookmark designs can be a beutiful and elegant souvenir for every occasion. The bookmark design with a famous "Brandenburg Gate" will remember you on a fine visit to Berlin, when you read a good book. This bookmark making from gold plated brass looks noble and precious.

The Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a neoclassical arch of triumph, which was erected instead of a city gate on the road towards Brandenburg (now the capital of the Brandenburg land), close to the German parliament (the famous Reichstag). Behind it stretches the Highstreet, Unter den Linden, leading to the Humboldt University and behind it the old (and being re-built) castle of the former monarchy.

For almost 30 years (1961-1989) the Brandenburg Gate was the symbol of division not only between the two parts of the Berlin city and between the two German states after World War II, but also between the Democratic West and the Communist East. President of USA Kennedy said by his visit in Berlin on 26 June 1963 against the dividing wall: 'Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was Civis Romanus Sum (I am a Roman citizen). Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner!" All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"' Still today, these words are engraved in the minds of people from around the world.

Ever since, the Brandenburg Gate remained one of Berlin's best known monuments. Since 1989, this memorial turned into a living memory of shame and fame, a politics of inhuman behaviour and of people's courage to overcome whatever is build against them. Today, the old 'death-strip' has given place to the Holocaust memorial. And German's President Richard von Weizsacker’s words were widened: The German question has become the question of an open world, and the opened Brandenburg Gate reminds of the importance of freedom in it.



The bookmark “Brandenburg Gate” 

Augment your pleasure on the reading with the elegant bookmark 'Brandenburg Gate'. An original and precious gift for everyone, especially for the book lover.

Details

- Package dimensions: 20 x 6 cm
- Material: brass, gold-plated
- Made in Germany

 

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