Berlin - Brandenburg Gate tea towel

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  • Sturdy half panama US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders of 2+ tea towels
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

Of all the monuments in Europe, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin has to be one of the most historically important. Built in 1791 by the Prussian king Frederick William II, it's a wonderful example of neoclassical architecture - hence the temple-like pillars and the sculpture of the Roman goddess Victoria.

It really is a stunning landmark, so it's no wonder it's played such a significant role in history. When the Nazis came to power, the gate became a Nazi symbol and was permanently hung with red Swastika flags. And when the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, the gate was closed for almost thirty years, and nobody was allowed to pass through its arches. It was here that Ronald Reagan gave his famous Berlin speech, telling Mikhail Gorbachev to 'open this gate' and to 'tear down this wall'.

Despite its turbulent and painful history, the Brandenburg Gate is now seen as an important symbol of peace and freedom in Europe - a symbolism that this tea towel celebrates.

Half Panama organic bleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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  • 5
    Brandenburg gate

    Posted by Lesley Hodges on 23rd Aug 2021

    Love it.