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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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An iconic historical monument surrounded by contemporary Berlin

Something that always strikes me about Berlin is the mixture of old and new. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the area surrounding the Reichstag and Brandenburg Tor. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Something that always strikes me about Berlin is the mixture of old and new. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the area surrounding the Reichstag and Brandenburg Tor. The gate itself is is a wonderful sight and is in amazing condition. The area surrounding the gate is vibrant and full of many interesting and entertaining sights. During my last... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We walked there from our hotel and was very impressed. There are many free tours in all kinds of languages that start from this point.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is one of the iconic symbols of Berlin as a city of history and grand gestures. The Gate is impressive in day or night. However, in 2016, there is a considerable amount of construction and soccer-related activity taking place in the environs, which diminishes the power of the Gate. Maybe in summer of 2016, a night-time visit is warranted.

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

i had always imagined this place, and i can still see images of German WW11 soldiers marching through here in my minds eye, from black and white news reels. Its exactly as i expected, and better. A must see in Berlin.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We were expecting something big and were disappointed by the size of the gate. On top of this there was a concert just in front of it and a lot of construction site so it was impossible to take a decent picture :(

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Loved spending time around here for the atmosphere and learning about the history. Very near to the Reichstag building and next to lovely gardens which are recommended to be done whilst in that area

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It's even grander up close than the tour app pics would have you thinking. There is some great history to the gate as well so it is definitely worth reading up on it offing on one of the great free tours around Berlin to find out more.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Really pretty and so historic! It's a lovely place to visit and as the day goes by its changes like at sunset it was extremely pretty so I would advise you to do that!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Nicely set out but a little underwhelming. A number of embassies are close by - British, US etc. Not as big as I was expecting but, of course, this is a place to 'tick of the list' on any Berlin visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I was there 4 days after the Nice incident that took away several souls. Although it's a beautiful place I was worried because the French Embassy is on the right side of the Brandemburg and the US Embassy is on the left. There were lots of flowers and candles in front of French Embassy. Tough time to be there.

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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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