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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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If your in Berlin there are things you must see. There's plenty of history, near the Brandenburg Gate. All with in walking distance An photo opportunity you should not miss.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your in Berlin there are things you must see. There's plenty of history, near the Brandenburg Gate. All with in walking distance An photo opportunity you should not miss.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hired bikes from our hotel rode through Brandenberg gate. Stopped for the obligatory photographs then rode all through the parks on the other side it was a great day and well worth it if you get the chance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've seen it several times during my visit and I never found anything especially amusing, no sense of history or anything here. It is great in terms of architecture, but that's all for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see in Berlin, and you wont disappoint. Especially beautiful at evenings. You can buy great coffee from Starbucks, sit and enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Brandenburg gate is another one of those bucket list items everyone must see. Having said that, there is nothing to it other than seeing it! It is still in the middle of a very busy city and the US Embassy is located right next to it. The structure is quite large and impressive. You are able to walk up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Snowy, cold and thronged with visitors. The Brandenburg Gate was always the symbol of divided Germany for most of my life. Had to get a picture of the family in front of it.

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Great historic spot. A must for every Berlin visitor. Amazing feeling to pass through the gate that for almost 40 years has been dividing Germany.

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Beautiful building in Berlin. Go here to get some nice pictures, it's really the perfect spot! And it's close to the Richestag as well, so visit the two attractions at once.

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Marvellous memorial to a re-united city and a proud German nation. We loved walking to it, under it and through it.

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This was our first visit to Berlin and it was moving and wonderful to share the history of this divided and now unified city by walking from our hotel through the park right up to the historic Brandenburg Gate.

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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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