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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

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Address: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 100200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Lovely preserved monument

The square was full of tourists - a popular place. It's a lovely monument - the hooks are still there from when the Nazi flags were hung there. On the other side of the gate if... read more

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The square was full of tourists - a popular place. It's a lovely monument - the hooks are still there from when the Nazi flags were hung there. On the other side of the gate if you walk a short way down the path there is a plaque on the floor where Ronald Reagan said Mr Gorbachev open that gate... More 

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Pretty impressive but limited information about it at the location. VERY touristy and quite busy. Visited during the day, easy to find if you follow the signs from the subway station platform, make sure you come out the right exit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did a walking tour which ended here. This monument is a short way from Reichstag building and very impressive. Def worth a vist

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

look at the gate, take your photos and your selfies but its the importance of its history throughout the years that makes this monument such a must see destination on you visit to Berlin, so dont forget to do your homework first

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the things you should see and tick off your tourist list. Easily accessible on the hop on hop off buses

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Passed/stopped by the Brandenburg Gate on the walking tour of Berlin, what a massive structure and it had a chariot on the top of the gate too. From what I recall this gate was used by the nazi's during the war and they walked in the moonlight to give the impression of hundreds of guards walking through the gate. On... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i loved seeing Berlin's most famous sight. word of advice, don't try and talk pictures near the American embassy, they don't like it.

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Visited Berlin for the first time. As I had previously been stationed in Germany. So decided to go back and take my girlfriend. Loved the walk to the gate. Very popular with the tourists. And rightly so, we'll kept and very easy to find. Enjoyed looking around the historic centre. Great sight seeing.

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Using the hop on off bus tour we viewed the Brandenburg Gate . The bus . The on tour guide gives you the history of the monument and its significance . It's really something to see . A busy spot but worth the hop off !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though a very nice piece of architecture with interesting historical background, it is quite overhyped to be deemed as the national icon of Germany. Many other German attractions are better than this

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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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