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Address: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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 monument

Enjoyed the detail and history of the monument. Easy to get to by bus, or hop on hop off bus. Close to the Rights.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the detail and history of the monument. Easy to get to by bus, or hop on hop off bus. Close to the Rights.

Thank anthony C
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tons of people. Go early or late for a good pic without so many people. All the tours meet here and it only takes a couple of minutes, so just show up for a tour 5 minutes early, snap a pic, and most tours will cover the gate.

Thank Savannah R
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This historic location is a must see while in Berlin, it makes for a good photo stop day or night. It is also in walking distance from several other tourist spots such as the palace, and memorial sites.

Thank Lynnie L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When all the lights on its so beautiful. Bunches of tourists standing at the same point to get the best shut so be patient then you will get nice pictures. Located near the potsdamer platz, or potsdamer Bhf walk to the left about 200m from Holocaust Memorial. Berlin TV stations also in the same location. Because we arrived late, TV... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the Brandenburg Gate. It doesn't need much more explanation. It's completely amazing and grand. Keep your wallet tucked in close and don't talk to the gypsies while you're there. They are everywhere and we saw someone get their wallet stolen.

Thank 597ajs
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It looks different during the day and night because of the lights. It is a must go landmark, do spend sometime reading the history of it. There are cafes nearby which you can rest after exploring this area.

Thank Adrian Kok P
Ridgewood, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see. Everyone who visits Berlin should take a picture in front of this. When we went there were cute girls that did a ballet dance in front of and everyone recorded them.

Thank Rebecca O
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must on a visit to Berlin. Beautiful and historic really enjoyed the room of silence too. Photo opportunity.,

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Arvada, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Brandenburg Gate met my expectations. It is accessible by foot, car or public transportation. No vehicles are allowed to drive through the gate.

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Very impressive monument. Definitely word viewing it when you are in Berlin. We did it as part of a bug tour

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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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