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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 Brandenburg Gate is an absolute must see...at night. It is a remarkable symbol of freedom...and the ability of the German people to survive both the “short Austrian” (as many Germans call him) and the Soviet occupation.
The Brandenburger Tor is (amongst others) known as the iconic building just across the border which seperated East and West in ealier decades. And of course, icons should be there. Read about Berliner Akzise Maur to get the whole picture of the “Tors” around Berlin...More
When in Berlin, I can’t imagine any reason for not visiting the Brandenburg Gate. We took the metro and exited at Potsdamer Platz and walked over, passing several other important historical sites along the way. Not something to be missed.
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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
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 which were informative ,helpful and FREE! Go and enjoy!