brandenburg brandenburg  /b ˈræn dən bərɡ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701

News

  1. 'Yes we can' to 'Yes we scan', Obama returns to Berlin

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Cheered like a rock star when he passed through Berlin five years ago on his way to the White House, Barack Obama faces a cooler reception and tough questions about U.S. spying methods when he returns next week for talks with Angela Merkel and a speech at the Brandenburg Gate. The visit comes nearly 50 years to the day after President John F. Kennedy landed in a ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Ugly Valley Boys making sweet old-time music

    Ugly Valley Boys making sweet old-time music by Stephen Speckman Special To The Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 07:31PM MDT Ryan Eastlyn and Braxton Brandenburg never intended to form a band or cut a record, let alone play live shows. In fact, Brandenburg didn’t play a musical instrument when the two met six years ago. But Eastlyn, 39, and Brandenburg, 33, who at times look as if they just ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. DTM helps flood victims: €100,000 each for Meißen, Pirna and Herzberg

    Large parts of Eastern Germany currently have to fight against the flood. Many people living in Sachsen and Brandenburg urgently need help and support. In consideration of the immense damage caused in the region by the mass of water of River Elbe and its tributaries, focusing solely on the fourth round of the season, held from 14th to 16th June at the Lausitzring, is unthinkable for ... Keep ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Motorsport.com

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Quotes

  1. "If the candidate _ or any other candidate _ is elected, then (he) is welcome to speak as president before the Brandenburg Gate," Merkel said, indicating that Obama's Republican rival for the presidency, Sen. John McCain, would be equally welcome.
    on Jul 20, 2008 By: Angela Merkel Source: Washington Post

  2. "Few would have foreseen ...... that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it," Obama said.
    on Nov 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "The Americans contributed decisively to saving the city of Berlin that is why we should make historic sites such as the Brandenburg Gate available to them," Steinmeier, who is also vice chancellor, told the daily Frankfurter Rundschau. "If...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Source: AFP

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