Brandenburg Gate

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Brandenburg Gate
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Brandenburger Tor • 3 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 4 min walk
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RealDS
London, UK497 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Firstly, when I arrived by cab, a guy who was operating a bike cart started screaming at my cab driver and then me for no reason. I gave him a piece of my mind and he went away (idiot). It was a bald Caucasian guy who wears glasses. Be on the look out for him if you go. He’s a right misery guys.

On a more positive note, the gate is a stunning visual display especially on a sunny evening. Lots of tourists were there taking pictures with the gate in the back drop. It’s not far from the Berliner tower. You can literally take a Bird scooter between the too. Go here for around 7:30 then catch the Berliner tower views from sunset
Written August 18, 2020
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Neil O
Preston, UK54 contributions
Sep 2021
Berlin Marathon 2021 - Myself and my wife visited Berlin in Sept 2021 for me t take part in the Marathon.

Having been to the City before one of our favourite places is around the Brandenburg Gates and surrounding areas (Parks and River).

The Gates are such an amazing feature of the City and have huge historical significance.

We loved walking around them during the day or even better when lit up at night. We even sat on a nearby bench one night and watched the world go by.

Definately should be on your list with any visit to Berlin
Written October 16, 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,029 contributions
Oct 2021
I did a guided live-streamed walking tour with Martin from Heygo. He started the walk at Potsdamer Platz near to the Sony Center. He pointed out many modern buidings such as Ritz-Carlton, Marriot Hotel and several embassies. He told us the history associated with some of the buildings near to the Sony Center. On the way to Brandenburg Gate, he also took us to the Holocaust Memorial which is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It was designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold.
The monument is situated on the former location of the Berlin Wall.
Finally we reached the iconic Brandenburg Gate. There were many people there at the Pariser Platz. This is also the venue where people gathered to see fireworks and welcome in the New Year. The Berlin Marathon usually ends here too. We learned much about its history from Martin and took many postcard shots of the city.
Written October 30, 2021
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Martin R
Nossebro, Sweden66 contributions
Oct 2019 • Business
Wisited during the berlin light show. The combination of lights projected on the houses and music was really spectacular. But also during day time is is a spectacular monument and I recommend to do some study regarding the story of the place regarding east and west Berlin.
Written February 3, 2020
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John G
London, UK169 contributions
May 2022
If like most of the tourists you need / want a photograph of the sculpture on top of the gate I would suggest a visit early morning or late afternoon, Otherwise the sun will be full in your face. It is easy to get to and is a short walk from the Reichstag. It is also the diplomatic quarter where all the main embassies are based. UK, USA, France, etc
Written May 28, 2022
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stephenmW988SE
Birmingham, UK73 contributions
Oct 2020
I visited twice, once in the morning and again, later at night via a sightseeing tour.
A really interesting place to walk round.
The night time trip, via the tour was around those places that were lit up as part of the 'Berlin Lights Up'.
The whole area was fairly busy. There was a video on the Berlin Wall plus music / commentary, all whilst projected on to the Brandenburg Gate.
The rest of the tour was brilliant.
Written February 8, 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,394 contributions
Aug 2021
Like it or not, this is an iconic image of Berlin. The Gate now stands alone and is usually busy with tourists. It is lit up at night although I didn't see any information boards about the structure when we walked around it.
Built in the late 18th century the Gate was influenced by the Acropolis and the four horse chariot on top of it echoes Roman and Byzantine sculpture. In the Cold War the gate was a border between the Russian and British zones.
It's easy to get to and well signposted although also a focus of protests - when we were there the whole area was barricaded off for most of the weekend.
Written September 2, 2021
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Dawn
27 contributions
Jan 2020
We went to the Brandenburg Gate a few times on our trip. We visited in January so there wasn't the same level of tourists here as there would be in the summer months.

Its such an iconic landmark and a good location to get some photos and is within walking distance of the Reichstag building and Tiergarten.
Written January 25, 2020
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Nsv
Singapore, Singapore117 contributions
Jun 2019
We got down at the brandenburg tor subway station and walked to the gate. Visiting early in the morning is the best way to beat the crowd. When we were there at 7 am, it is literally just our family in the whole place... later when we passed by it around 10 am, the place was packed.
Written January 15, 2020
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RDCononver
Flanders, NJ1,082 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Since it’s construction in 1788-1791 the Brandenburg gate has been a symbol of Berlin and has been at the heart of many historic moments. Built at a time of nationalism and after the restoration of order after Batavian Revolution it has seen Neapolitan March though and after his defeat the Prussian army, used as a backdrop during WWII and a symbol of a decided city after. It was at the heart of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today it has been restored and is a great place reflect, take photos, and people watch.
Written February 1, 2020
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