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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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Iconic Monument

Not much more can be said about this famous building and it is a real treat to be able to walk through it so easily, something that Berliners couldn't do just over 25 years ago... read more

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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not much more can be said about this famous building and it is a real treat to be able to walk through it so easily, something that Berliners couldn't do just over 25 years ago. It's a popular location and lots of people and rickshaw style transport around. Definitely worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice pedestrian zone full with tourists. Although the statues above face the TV tower, it is more impressive when you come from the tiergarten (large green park) then when you arrive from the side with lots of buildings. It would be nice if local authorities would preserve the feeling this monument offers in the area surrounding it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well it's the Brandenburg gate isn't it. It's well worth a look and easy to reach on the S bahn line. Get there early if you want a photo without a lot of people in it.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Historical and situated in a nice area. It is easy to access either on foot or by train. Cafe's are located near by as well. Definitely worth the visit if you are in Berlin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing place, with a very interesting history. Impressive during daylight hours, maybe even more so at night. Worth continuing through and strolling down Unter Den Linden.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a must see on our trip. Our friends who live in Germany brought us here for some pictures in the afternoon. It was beautiful and I loved how there were so many people walking around. Great place to people watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent viewing ,location great,easily walkable and very thought provoking as you recall historical significance.

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Thank David W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most known and iconic places in Berlin. Very beutiful and yet full of tourists along the day. One hour of visit is enough!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brandenburg Gate is a very iconic monument in Berlin and has a real presence about it. We saw it a couple of times on our visit and it was always very busy but worth going too. Word of warning - pick pockets are operating in this area and there is also a scan going on trying to get you to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

iconic landmark but not all that impressive to be honest. wouldn't go out of your way to see it. ,..

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The center 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 neighborhood’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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