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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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What a place!!

Very impressed with Berlin. The feeling of history everywhere you go is palpable! Standing at the Brandenburg Gate knowing its 'life' (and seeing the old newsreels and more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with Berlin. The feeling of history everywhere you go is palpable! Standing at the Brandenburg Gate knowing its 'life' (and seeing the old newsreels and more recent footage), is incredible.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

As with many spectacular places, the Brandenburg Gate is a victim of its own beauty - huge amounts of visitors, many with selfie-sticks and it's hard to get the ambience of the monument as a result. Best time for photographs would be early-ish morning as the sun makes it difficult from mid day onwards, but it's a must see for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

'Majestic and impressive' were the words tha came to mind on seeing it for the first time. Steeped in history and wonderful for photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We used the City Circle tours to get around which is quite efficient. We were dropped off very close to the gate and enjoyed walking through it and all the surrounding attractions. It was VERY crowded in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Brilliant place to visit, and easy to get to with public transport (really easy to navigate, even as a foreigner) We went during the "festival of lights" which saw the gate lit up with a gorgeous display along to music. It was really lovely. There is a tourist information at the gate, so you can arrange other activities there if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Its a historical monument and when it is illuminated in the evening its worth every penny. Also, all the walking tours start from here/

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

A trip to Berlin wouldn't be complete without visiting the gate. A suitably imposing structure, with the Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial just a short walk away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This place is very near to Teir Garden and on the main roads. Easily accessible, good for evening stroll. The architecture is very nice especially the beautiful horses at the top of the gate. The place is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Hard to really take in the significance of this place when it is heaving with tourists during daylight hours. Think this is more of a "put it on the list tick box" place. No doubt a highly impressive and significant landmark, but it gets a bit lost with everything else going on here. Worth a visit though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This beautiful and historical landmark is featured on many merchandise products and it doesn't disappoint in reality. It is really beautiful and the square is nice. Night is the best time to go. It is crowded all the time but at night is it a different crowd and the lights are gorgeous. I wouldn't come to East Berlin just to... More 

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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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