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Brandenburg Gate

Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“iconic landmark” (191 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice to checkout in the evening with the lightshow!!! The square behind it is big and always full with people. A recommendation is to make a walk from the Brandenburger Tor through the park towards the "Siegsäule" along the Russian war monument wich is...More

Thank henkh2o
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of people come here some as tourists others to protest at german and international issues others to entertain lots to see and do

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 days ago

When walking around in Berlin this is one of the places that needs to be seen. I doubt going back here, but been there and done that :)

Thank TomasHermansen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see for new visitors to Berlin. Its just a large arch with several pillars and some horses on the top. The last surviving city gate from the imperial past.

Thank Romuluz75
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a light show in Berlin and the best place to see it is the Brandenburg Gate. Historic monument that transcends time.

Thank Apeisach
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was fortunate to have the Brandenburg gate outside our hotel at the Adlon Kempinski hotel. The history behind the gate, and the beauty of the gate is amazing. At night the gate is lite up with various designs. Quite a sight, and one Im...More

Thank hand16
Reviewed 3 days ago

No visit to Berlin is complete without seeing the Brandenburg gate. I thought that it was open for traffic, but maybe not. It was blocked off while we were there because of the Day of Unity Festivities. Within walking distance of Potsdamer Platz, American Embassy,...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hadn't been to Berlin since the wall fell. Being able to actually walk around the gate and view it from all angles was so much fun. Also, all the people and activities nearby added greatly to the atmosphere.

Thank gemmastu
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited recently during the festival of lights, spectacular. Took our breath away, take into account the whole history this is a Must visit in Berlin.

Thank SallyMac
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful piece of architecture. While it was quite crowded when we visited, it was very easy to walk right up to the gate.

Thank black325
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
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Dave R
6 April 2017|
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Response from Suzanne078 | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said there's no need to take a tour. We walked from our hotel to soak up the atmosphere and history and used our guide books and maps . There are numerous information boards around in different languages... More
6 April 2017|
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Response from Barrett-london | Reviewed this property |
Ah!! As great as Berlin is, it goes to bed early!! The lovely areas I took my family simply shut down after 8-9pm!! I was told there are areas in the outskirts where there are clubs and bars but with young children, I did... More
21 March 2017|
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Response from BarbroK | Reviewed this property |
It looks like Easter is a great time to visit Germany, since Easter is one of their most celebrated holidays. Many events and special markets and decorations. I wouldn't worry about that.