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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“iconic landmark” (196 reviews)
“pariser platz” (188 reviews)
“unter den linden” (416 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed today

We popped in to look at the Brandenburg Gate just for the spectacle. It is a lovely peeve of architecture

Thank Tony S
Reviewed yesterday

The amount of positive reviews says it all. So much history here. And as a bonus, it is free. Beautiful at day or night, or try both. You will not be disappointed.

Thank CanadaJones
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful architecture. Very meaningful and worth seeing for all. Great history behind it. Seen from the top of a bus was even better than when we did it on foot.

Thank MickieMilne
Reviewed yesterday

This place is very famous as the place where Ronald Reagan gave his cold war speech to Mr Gorabchev to open up this gate and tear down this wall. Its history is much older and was a customs gate to the inner part of the...More

Thank cjerian
Reviewed yesterday

As I stood at the Bradenburg Gate I remembered the words of Ronald Reagen who on 12th June 1987 said " As long as this gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the German...More

Thank waughzer2016
Reviewed yesterday

The gate itself is impressive and can’t find words to say all what it represents. The area is well kept and of easy access for tourist, surrounded by restaurants where you may enjoy a nice meal while contemplating the gate.

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To me the signature symbol of Berlin is this beautiful edifice. It is majestic, imperial, and imposing. To see the pictures of it’s partial destruction during the war and experiencing its resurrection gives the sense of how far Germany has come since those dark days....More

Thank RichMLosGatos
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Huge and beautiful. Mandatory if you're in Berlin. Important historical place of the capital of Germany

Thank rossana s
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to visit and relax in gardens.. Do not miss .. The gate is too massive and horses on the top looks so great from the buttom

Thank mirajgodha
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was on our list of places to see on our trip, so many guided tours bustling around the place, yes it was ok when they were beside and you could hear but when you have large groups surrounding the info boards then it is...More

Thank Scotiaboy
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