Fake Soldiers Turning Brandenburg Gate Into 'Disneyland'

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One of Berlin's most famous landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate, is being exploited by actors wearing Cold War-era uniforms who are lowering the tone by posing for tourists for money, some Berlin politicians are saying.

"It's inappropriate and out of place," Rainer Klemke, the Berlin city official in charge of managing public memorial sites, told the mass-circulation Bild newspaper.

Michael Braun, the cultural affairs spokesman of the conservative Christian Democrats, said the fake soldiers were turning the area into "Disneyland."

"Such soldiers never stood there," he told the paper. "It's a falsification of history."

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