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Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

215 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument
Ranked #1 in Berlin things to do
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Am Pariser Platz, Berlin, BE 10117 Germany
+49 (0)30 25 0025
http://www.brandenburg-gate.de
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Modelled after the acropolis in Athens, Greece, this portal has seen some of the most interesting history in the world unfold at its gates. From marches through Pariser Platz, Napolean's armies ... Read more
stealing statues, and the burning of the Reichstag down the street, this monument is a testament to history. After it sustained heavy damage during WW2, the gate became inaccessible to most of the world, as the Berlin wall was constructed and the gate fell into the zone of death surrounding it-- it's only fitting that this was the site people gathered at in the hundreds of thousands to celebrate the end of cold war. Gather here for tourist information-- there's an office in the south wing of the gate. Notice, in the middle of the street, you can see the line where the Berlin Wall once stood; imagine what Brandenburg Gate would say, given the chance.

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Important gate in the history of Germany and Europe, it is interesting to look at photos from the past and compare the modern surroundings.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I don't think you can rate a free historical attraction any less than 5 stars. It's one of those landmarks that I've always wanted to see and when I finally arrived in Berlin, it gave me chills!

Yes, it's touristy, but the later in the evening (or the earlier in the morning) that you visit, the better chance you'll have of snapping private photos. I'd recommend going at dusk because the Gate is lit up and is absolutely gorgeous.

It's free and open 24 hours. Doesn't get much better than that.

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I really did love it.
I was living in Berlin for a couple of moths and then we have decided that we should go explore Berlin all day, cause we have been so busy with out jobs.
We had a wonderful time walking around the Berlin, later we even rent a bike so it was a little bit easier.
We cam here kinda late at about 9:30 pm but I think because of it...it was even more beautiful. It was kinda more dramatic and it seems even more powerful. It was cold, but we enjoyed it very much.

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Barcelona, Spain

It is a beautiful place, as appart from being Historic, you have big avenues in both ways.

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Emeryville, California, USA

I came to see the Reichstag at 9pm a much quieter time and the Brandenburg gate was right nearby - it looks amazing at night with dramatic lighting.

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Darlington, United Kingdom

Always busy but very pleasant none the less, close to transport so easy to get to and really pleasant

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Villentrois, France

It must be seen if you go to Berlin! It's full of history and it's a very impressive building.

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Singapore, Singapore

An 18th century monument and a popular landmark of Berlin of huge historic significance topped with a five-meter high sculpture that embodies the goddess of victory directing a four-horse drawn carriage into the city.

The view of the Gate at night is beautiful.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Beautiful architecture, which I was fortunate enough to see during the Festival of Lights.. simply amazing. One of the highlights of my trip, and it's free :)

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Copenhagen, Denmark

It's one of the most important things to visit whilst in Berlin. I would personally recommend to go there at night time, because of the lights. There is opportunity for food and drinks close by and it's great for people on a budget, as it is completely free to look at ;)

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Foster City, California, USA

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the best known landmarks in Berlin. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg.

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San Jose, California, USA

Another Berlin must. US embassy on one side and Starbucks on the other. So much happened here.

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San Jose, California, USA

Nice monument, good to be visited at night during the golden hour when the lit up gate looks beautiful against the clouds.

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Jilin, China

The most famous spots in Berlin. We arrived there in a cloudy afternoon it seems a little old without blue sky

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Chicago

The beautiful Boulevard leading up to the gate is amazing the gate itself with its historical significance stunning

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Adelaide

The gate is a must see when in Berlin. It is definitely very photogenic, however gets busy during the day (as you would expect). Looks nice lit up at night too.

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Bangkok, Thailand

if you come to visit Berlin , dont miss out to visit this gate . it is a very nice architecture and full of the history of german

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San Francisco, California, USA

Amazing history here. This is where the nazis rolled through berlin, and the statue atop the gate was stolen because hitler liked it so much. At least, I think that's true. My tour guide said a lot of things.

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London, UK

The main symbol of East and West Berlin separation for decades, and a beautiful landmark worth visiting.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Photogenic and impressive, the Brandenburg Gate is a nice spot to catch some sun as the plaza is wide and able to accommodate all the tourists. Also, it's free!

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