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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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“iconic landmark” (199 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A must on anyone's list. Crazily impressive gate and monument. Easy to get to and and from. Lots of nice street bars and cafes close by

Thank John H
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I arrived quite late in Berlin so thought this would be stunning by night...I was not disappointed. Probably gets pretty busy by day and this way you get it beautifully highlighted against the night sky and less people in your pictures!

Thank Cathryn B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

These have always been the doors of the town, and unfortunately sometimes also crossed not exactly by gentlemen . Once passed you will find in Pariser Platz where the vision of the new Berlin is extremely evident . It gets busy and with tourist traps...More

Thank enricoallievi
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The entire platz was awesome and the Gate itself was so impressive. It's great when you see something so iconic live. I definitely recommend & I think it is a must-see!

1  Thank Russalia K
Reviewed 7 March 2017

this 18th century building was reconstructed and on top of it you can see Victoria over looking Paris square, to remind everyone that the Prusians did defeat Napoleon and the french army. before she was Eirene, the goddess of peace, looking over Berlin to keep...More

Thank Sharfshtein
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Make sure to get a picture, centering the gate. It's majestic when you frame it well :) also, there's a great info board on the backside of the gate. I highly suggest you read about the history - I learned a lot! The US Embassy...More

1  Thank TravelLove717
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Beautiful building, better at night as its all lit up! Very busy at night but can still get great photos! Pop in for a drink at the hotel Adlon!

Thank SussexKiwi1981
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great to see and read about a bit of history! Who would believe it now. Nice walk thro the park to and thro the gate.

Thank Brettp009
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Impressive monument which has been such an important part of Berlin long history. Easily accessible and no vehicles allowed near it so very safe for taking pictures

Thank Allan316
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I went in the day and the night and it is definitely more beautiful in the night and there is less people around which makes it more special.

Thank RCarysx
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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28 October 2017|
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Response from Alistair_Unicomb | Reviewed this property |
nah mate, no tanks at the gate.
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