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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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Beautiful and Symbolic

The Brandenburg Gate is beautiful from both a distance and up close. Located close to other attractions, the Gate is easy to get to and worth the trip. Although it looks great in... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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The Brandenburg Gate is beautiful from both a distance and up close. Located close to other attractions, the Gate is easy to get to and worth the trip. Although it looks great in photos, nothing beats standing in front of it, particularly if you understand the history behind the gate and what it stands for.

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A trip to Berlin really isn't complete with going to see Brandenburg gate. The gate itself is architecturally impressive a truly a sight to behold, shrouded with so much history and culture - and it's free to visit too!

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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Its a must in your visit to Berlin, just imagine how much history happen in below this gate. Really nice the gate itself, around you can buy plenty souvenirs.

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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It is nice to be cloae to the landmark, but itvus gery touristic, and not actually integrared to Berlin's life.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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One of the highlights of our trip for sure, breath taking monument steeped in history. Easy walking distance from the Reichstag Building. Not far from the holocaust memorial and other important buildings. Also within walking distance of Potsdammer Platz which is a wonderful modern square which houses the Sony building.

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Thank aevans481
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Berlin's signature landmark. Note that the crowd is densest in front of the gate - you can get a different view (almost free of crowds) from behind. Within easy walking distance of the Reichstag/

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Sometimes while walking around Berlin, I have to go a little out of my way just to see this gate. I never grow tired of it. Tourists crowd around it for picture ops, but that doesn't detract from it. It's great to see both during the day and at night. Don't miss the sign board on the west side that... More 

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It is one of the most important symbols og Germany and Berlin. It is accessible easily.and you can enjoy visiting some other attractions nearby

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Interesting to see. Lots of tour groups so easy to get into a tour to hear about the history and see the gate. I didn't take a tour as we just walked around Berlin and were visiting the Adlon for lunch which I would highly recommend. Perhaps do a tour here and stop by at the Adlon for a posh... More 

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Made a tour with Berlin on Bike! Great for seeing all the important places! We had a great Dutch tour guide Auke. Nice, friendly and with great knowledge on the history of Berlin. Will cost you about 3-4 hours but 100% worth it!

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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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