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“Deep!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Private Tour: Berlin City Highlights
Ranked #6 of 999 things to do in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Deep!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This attraction was absolutely excellent!! I never understood the vastness of this gate before but this place should be visited at least once in life. Locals congregate here - some play music while others do performances to entertain visitors. If you look down at the cobbled stones, you can see part of where the Berlin wall once stood. Amazing!

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“I love old architecure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

A place full of history - not all of it is good. At the front of the gate there is a nice plaza with shops and sitting areas. A very nice place to sit and sip a coffee. There were posters about the history of the gate and that was nice to read while standing on site.
The gate is beautiful and breathtaking.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My tour guide told me all about the history of the gate and the symbollic meaning of the statue on top of it - do some research and you'll find out the irony behind it. All very interesting

Visited August 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Walked past it pretty much every day we were in Berlin and it didn't get any less amazing each time...must see for all travellers!

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited this monument the day before Barak Obama visited Berlin and it was obstructed by an enclosure set up for his visit. But none the less it was an interesting historical monument.

Visited June 2013
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