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Address: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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If you like history, just standing in front of this majestic historical gate is very amazing. There isn't much to do other than take pics & admire the monument.

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Deltona, Florida
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Deltona, Florida
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

If you like history, just standing in front of this majestic historical gate is very amazing. There isn't much to do other than take pics & admire the monument.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Brandenburg gate is a strictly not to miss monument which is close to the Holocaust memorial. the gate is surrounded by embassies US and other major european countries. when we visited on 4th July the monument was kept under wraps for some reasons. there were barriers which were kept and hence we could not see the monument closely. there are... More 

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Bad Soden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This, in my opinion, is a must-see for anyone visiting Berlin. We went in the evening, around 10pm, as it was getting dark. The photos were pretty amazing at that time. We went back the next morning, but unfortunately they were setting up for some festival that weekend, so the views were not unmarred. I personally feel this is much... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Brandenburg gate is something you have to see when you are in Berlin. The gate is under construction and thus you cannot get very close but it is so big that you can still see it clearly. The hotel where Michael Jackson stayed and showed his baby from the balcony to the public is located very near.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Brandenburg Gate is a symbol for Berlin, the same as Eiffel Tower for Paris or Big Ben for London. During the Cold War the infamous Berliner Wall led through its middle as a border between Communist East Germany and Free World in West. In front of this gate President Reagan expressed his feelings saying: "Mr. Gorbachov - tear this... More 

Thank Ota R
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If walking through things is your bag, then Berlin will appeal to you. As with the Holocaust memorial, this instantly recognisable landmark can be viewed from different angles. Although it can get quite busy, you have to come here if in Berlin just to take a snap and say you've been. Conveniently located (on a clear day you can see... More 

Thank Tony A
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must see thing. We saw it first from the east side here it was blocked due to the 2016 European football championship. A few days later we biked through the gates from the west side. Magnificent.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Brandenburg Gate, a historical monument, is also a beautiful building. The area is called " The Museum island " because a number of important museums in beautiful, elegant buildings, run along both sides of the avenue that takes us directly to the Brandenburg Gate. The neighborhood is elegant, with nice design shops around, and very stylish restos and bars. One... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth the walk, bus trip or however you choose to get there. We went in July 2016 and did get approached several times by scammers asking for money for the deaf ( lots of police signs warning not to give money). We already knew the history of the gate from our multiple museum visits.

Thank parttimebuddha
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This dramatic gate with its Cold War history was a highlight of our visit to Berlin. The only disappointment was the large stage set up in front of the gate for a large concert which was to take place shortly.

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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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