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Brandenburg Gate

Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
100200
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“iconic landmark” (191 reviews)
“pariser platz” (186 reviews)
“unter den linden” (408 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

If you visit Berlin, you have to see the gate. We visited years ago, when the difference between east and west was more pronounced, but the area is still a must see

Thank PhilMo1956
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The artwork on the Brandenburg Gate is truly remarkable. Having recently been to Athens, Greece, I thought that it was an ancient Roman/Greek structure. I wasn't far off when I learned it was modeled after the Acropolis of Greece. It was very picturesque and worth...More

Thank Chris Z
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We walked from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate. Once we got here we stayed for about 10 mins to take some photos and admire the structural views. Nice place. I imagine it gets really busy in the summer months

Thank ThisRoomSmells
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Amazing historical monument and very popular with tourists. Wonderful to see at any time of the day.

Thank SS_Melb
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great history here! The visit won't take long! But you absolutely want to see it! Just around the corner from the Holocaust Memorial!

Thank 27travelbug1995
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

One true city symbol! Well maintened, exactly as expected. Begin your walk to under Linder from there to see the most historical buildings of the city...

Thank MKA_Nadia
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Must see when heading to Berlin! Go during morning times when it is quiet and at night while the gate is lit up!

Thank caoimhe92
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The gate is really beautiful, reminds of Parthenon in Athens Acropolis. On top of that the Christmas tree in front of the gate creates a beautiful seasonal picture...

Thank Denisp
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Berlin in December to go to the Christmas markets and walked up to the Brandenburg Gate. It's a spectacular sight and looked even better with the Christmas Tree in front.

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very impressive building beautifully restored after the second world war. An iconic must visit site but a little like visiting Marble Arch.

Thank Steven H
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Mitte
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
...More
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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
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tabbycat420
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
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Bongarnold
22 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.
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