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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte
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Reviewed today

Well what to tell you about this place. Of corse a must to see. This place is one of the most important historical places in Berlin. The last time I stood there was with the wall. So this time it was a total different feeling.

Thank divra67
Reviewed today

Looking majestic and impressive, in December the Christmas tree and lights add to that. I didn’t expect to see a Menorah there too. Standing at the Gate and thinking back the events that have taken place right there… Gives you chills. A must see.

Thank kihaan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history in Berlin is the main attraction and it doesn’t get more historic than the brandenburg gate To think of Napoleon riding through here or of Hitler and his grand designs for the city or its part in the Berlin Wall story WOW

Thank smarbers
Reviewed yesterday

Its so imposing and historical place, builded in 1791 , the design is based upon the Propylaea of Acropolis in Athens ,by architect Langhans (Athens on river Spree). near Brandenburger Tor is the Reichstag you can walk on the right to visit the Reichstag/Bundestag ,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is so crowded, the best moment to visit is during the night. Furthermore, with the fog and rainy day, the view is much better by night with all the lights

Thank treboux_8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We liked visiting the Brandenburg gate and finding out about it's history but missed finding a good cafè/bar or a nice restaurant in the neighbourhood. Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts is not what I would choose at this historical German place. Unter den Linden boulevard was...More

Thank Hrund Yr O
Reviewed yesterday

The gate is lit up beautifully at night. There are quite a few shops in the area. There's also a museum about the gate there.

Thank Kathy194017
Reviewed yesterday

Go at sunrise for orange glows, and fewer people. Then walk around the other memorials, landmarks, and parks around the area.

Thank DougChan
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing monument that has been part of the history of Berlin. A huge building that you are able to walk around and view. There is a small museum nearby providing information.

Thank Jill E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decorated gorgeously for the holidays! Its about a 15 minute walk from Gendarmenmarkt. (Depending how fast you walk!)

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Mitte
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
...More
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Dakota B
6 March 2018|
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Response from BrianaM224 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what tour you want to go on, but I would recommend Fat Tire Bike tours. They start at 11 am!
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bunny367
28 October 2017|
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Response from Tony M | Reviewed this property |
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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
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