The former gate to the city when Berlin and the rest of Germany was divided after World War II and now a famous political site and tourist attraction. The entire area beneath the Brandenburg Gate is closed to vehicular traffic and there are plenty of places to sit outdoors and cafes nearby.
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when was the Brandenburg closed to traffic?
It’s been a while since I visited the site exactly – I’m not sure the current status.