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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

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Address: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
100200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War,...

Located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War, this famous monument, built during the 18th-century reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II, has long been a defining symbol of Berlin and both the city's division and unification.

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It doesn't take long to see, but it is worth it. There are a lot of tourist shops along the road leading up to the gate.

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It doesn't take long to see, but it is worth it. There are a lot of tourist shops along the road leading up to the gate.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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It is, of course, hugely symbolic for all Germans and a must-see. But once you've seen it, that is pretty much that! It's not as imposing as the Arc de Triomphe, nor as bustling as Marble Arch (!), it's just not all that but unavoidable if you're in Berlin for any period of time.

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Lots of tourists and activities going on here. Political protests, pony and trap rides, entertainers, Starbucks etc nearby. Historic interest over many centuries, plenty of information posters in many languages on site.

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Thus is a truly a historical building, where you can hear the history in the wind. But also very busy site. Thousands of visitors on daily basis, so be prepared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

loved this place and went twice the second time was a little scary there was some kind of demonstration and alot of police everywhere just felt unsafe but the first time it was great and there is a big area to lounge around and grab a coffee and sit in the sun in the sqauare at night it is lit... More 

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Amazing monument. You could stand there all day looking at it. Very buzzy around the area too. A definite visit if your in Berlin!

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you thhink you saw it all, but when you see the real thing - very impressive. All the tourists in Berlin come there, for a reason. This is the place of history

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Beautiful monument, at night is very big and beautiful. A lot of historical element around. Perfect for Pictures

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The Brandemburg is a typical tourist spot and near others places to visit like Gendarmenmarkt and the parliament.

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Try to go early, or in the evening if you want your photos not to be crowded with other tourists!!..YES I know I am one too!

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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