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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%
  • Poor1%
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“iconic landmark” (191 reviews)
“pariser platz” (186 reviews)
“unter den linden” (408 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was last in Berlin in 1985 and we were not able to get close to Brandenburg Gate due to the set up and rules between east and west. This time we could walk right up to it, however they had giant TV screens for...More

Thank KenS9091
Reviewed 2 days ago

A proper tourist attraction! Beatiful place, at night it lights up in a distinctive manner, really recommend going there when dark!

Thank Bruno H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must-see, U-bahn station right next to it, famous bullevard starting here (Unter den Linden), Jewish Memorial 2min walk from there, Reichstag visible. Interesting history background, nice photo background as well :)

Thank SarahTheGrey
Reviewed 2 days ago

You see it, its beautiful, take a picture and move on. There isn't a lot to the gate but a very helpful tourist information area is right there.

Thank nrlDetroit_Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we visited Coca Cola hoardings were covering much of the building. What should have been historic and imposing looked merely trashy.

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent a weekend in Berlin so only had a short amount of time to do the tourist thing. Felt bitter sweet that such incredible architecture in this fantastic city was the setting for historical events. If you go to the museum there are some...More

Thank Lucky_White_Cat
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit when in Berlin . Dominates local area Fantastic monument , Berlins best. Plenty to see in the area around this national treasure .

Thank t2sugars
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go to Berlin you must visit the Brandenburg Gate. Lots of places to eat and drink nearby The monument itself has several multi lingual information boards explaining the history of the Brandenburg gate from its building through to the present.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seeing Brandenburg Gate was a long time on my bucket list. It's really amazing, and we went there a few times. The most amazing view is definitely at night because of all those lights ...just wonderful.

Thank Matias N
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a key tourist attraction that a lot of history. It is truly wonderful to see. However, we saw it at night, and being the Festival of Lights was lit up with emojis and cartoon characters - I would have preferred to see it...More

Thank Kerryn M
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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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
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.