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Paris, Rome, Venice, and Barcelona are among the top-visited destinations in Europe. Beyond the Old World, New York City, Toronto and Whistler await shopping, dining and skiing enthusiasts, as well as businessmen and students. Quality accommodation is always in demand, and nowadays travellers have the freedom to choose not only hotels, but also apartment rentals.
Conveniently located and fully furnished, apartments of Sweet Home Abroad are excellently suited for short-term rentals and could be your next great vacation! All apartments are meant for travellers looking for comfort and independence regardless of their activities of interest. Beach lovers could opt for an apartment rental in Israel or rent a villa in Spain. Lovers of outdoor winter activities like skiing and snowboarding will find Whistler, located in Canada, a great destination: the co-host of Winter Olympic Games in 2010, Whistler is perfectly equipped to provide you with great skiing and riding trails, impeccable customer service and top-notch long-term accommodation. History and culture buffs will enjoy a great selection of accommodation we offer in Paris, Prague, Madrid, and, of course, Barcelona.
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Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate, or Brandenburg Tor in German, is a tangle of historical triumphs and tragedies, misunderstood messages and missing statues. It was originally constructed in 1791 with a very peaceful purpose – to symbolize peace itself. For that reason the statue of the Goddess of Peace was put on top of it along with the God of War Mars shown sheathing his sword. The ensemble was later taken to Paris by Napoleon and stayed there for seven years, but was returned to crown the Brandenburg Gate again when Prussians (for the gate was the symbol of Prussian Germany at the time) defeated Bonaparte in 1813. The Goddess of Peace then became the Goddess of Victory.

In the 20th century in the Nazi Germany the Brandenburg Gate was turned into a symbol of something completely opposite to the original message: it stood for aggressive triumph and later for the division of Berlin into two – West and East. On the historic day of November 9, 1989, after two and a half decades of standing unused and practically abandoned, the Brandenburg Gate was flooded with happy crowds coming through and to and fro in now united city. The Room of Silence, built into the gate, is dedicated to its original message of peace in Berlin.

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