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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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  • Average8%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Yes the structure was amazing. However there was a lot of tourism and alot of tourist shops around it benefiting from this. However it appears that Berlin have ruined the view by placing 3 x old buses upright next to the gate. If they think...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge tourist attraction to what is probably the busiest part of town. Once I did my own research the tor or gate was very interesting. However the information boards around the gate I feel have to be more informative and basic to understand.

Thank DanielCampion84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Is such a landmark and definently must see while in Berlin.You can get nice pictures here ! And during night it gets more impressive.

Thank Kyliexko
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Who was in Berlin must see this place. It is a nice place and a real heart of the city. It is a nice place during the day as well as at night.

Thank Samot_K_1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an amazing structure. So beautiful and big! It is a fond memory of my trip to Berlin along with Checkpoint Charlie.

Thank travelingrannie2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obviously a magnet for tourists but well worth the visit. Soak up the culture and imagine the splendour from says gone bye. Then think about more recent history and what this place represents.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a piece of architecture this is really interesting and very beautifully crafted and also has some very interesting history behind it. Well worth a visit and probably worth reading up a little on it before you go too.

Thank Joebreathnach
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful place, full of history. I think that it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, especially at the night.

Thank Federico G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This along with the Reichstag is probably on your list of things to see. Go, take your photos and move onto the next attraction. Looks better at night all lit up, rather than during a grey November day. As for the three buses stood on...More

Thank Oggy7224
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A cool place to visit in the city. Wish there was a good way to get a close look at the carvings. Definitely read up it before you go.

Thank valzebub
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