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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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Nothing sums up Berlin like the Brandenburg Gate!

We had a very unusual experience of the Brandenburg Gate area. Everything was closed down with extreme security - Thanks to the visiting Mr Obama! However the quiet and lack of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very unusual experience of the Brandenburg Gate area. Everything was closed down with extreme security - Thanks to the visiting Mr Obama! However the quiet and lack of traffic added to the visit. Shame we couldn't buy a coffee to enjoy!

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Thank Betty2011London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth going to see this it's beautiful and majestic. Great shops around the area if not a bit expensive but worth a browse x

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As this was our second visit we visited at night and with the Xmas decorations it was a great sight and a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Start at the Haubtbanohff Station and walk to Reich Stad go to the dome at the top for marvelous views over Berlin. Then cut through the park to the Brandeberg Gate. Take in the sights on the way stopping for a coffe or lunch at one of the many cafes. Walk all the way down to Alexander Platz for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit of historical importance. Great place to walk round with easy access to Reichstag over the rd.

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Well, as city gates go, this is up there with the best. On your walking tour of Berlin (or on the bus) you must get here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A historic monument that looks great at night all lit up. It used to be the gate to the city of Berlin but as the city grew it now sits closer to the middle of the city. A must see if travelling to Berlin!

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A lovely place to walk about and very historic, one of the stops on the hop on and off bus, the holocaust memorial is right beside it. We loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you see photos of the Gate you know it's Berlin. It's a fantastic icon and well worth a visit. Around this area there are other historical buildings and memorials to see so a good day needed to visit them all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is always full of tourist (Asian, mostly). The park in the back part gives it a very peaceful atmosphere. You have got to visit it.

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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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